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PRESS'ING, participle present tense Urging with force or weight; squeezing; constraining; crowding; embracing; distressing; forcing into service; rolling in a press.

1. adjective Urgent; distressing.

PRESS'ING, noun The act or operation of applying force to bodies. The pressing of cloth is performed by means of the screw, or by a calendar.