Low-pressure
Low-pressure Low"-pres`sure, a. 1. Having, employing, or exerting, a low degree of pressure. [1913 Webster]

2. same as {easygoing}, 4; as, a low-pressure salesman.

Syn: easygoing. [WordNet 1.5]

{Low-pressure steam engine}, a steam engine in which low steam is used; often applied to a condensing engine even when steam at high pressure is used. See {Steam engine}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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