What is the opposite of pressure?

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Noun
Opposite of the force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
“The amount of general anesthesia using muscle relaxants helped the easing up of airflow during expiration and inspiration.”
Noun
Opposite of a sense of stressful urgency caused by having too many demands on one's time or resources
“That would be Batman's voice on the comms as he works to bring a bit of calm to the group.”
Noun
Opposite of the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
“We have the freedom to do what we want.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats
Noun
Opposite of something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
“He thinks leaving large sums of money to children serves as a disincentive to go out and do great things on their own.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that causes annoyance or difficulty
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Opposite of coercion or compulsion, especially with the use or threat of violence
“It is unclear, however, whether they did so on their own volition or by order of higher commands.”
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Opposite of strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
“His failure to put a second-rater like Burns to sleep was an excellent proof of the weakness of his blows.”
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Opposite of the use of force to impel an action
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Opposite of the act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts
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Opposite of the action of driving or pushing, typically forward or onward
Noun
Opposite of the state of being stretched tight
“If there are big holes in the stitches caused by the looseness of the fabric, then that yarn is not a good match for the project.”
Noun
Opposite of something that causes great worry, anxiety or grief
“In the end, it was a relief when I got the sack because I was banging my head against a brick wall every day.”
Noun
(count noun) Opposite of a feeling of worry or anxiety
“Despite the results not falling her way, there was a sense of carefreeness about her, and she was convinced that everything would still be ok.”
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Opposite of an insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
“Their response to our pressing need for more resources was rather tentative and non-commital.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something
Noun
Opposite of something that is a burden, or that oppresses
“He found release after he let out a loud profanity and hit a punching bag.”
Noun
Opposite of an general act of touching someone or something
“He suspected something was amiss when he saw the recoil of her hand.”
Noun
Opposite of something that provokes
“The major role of military forces will be the deterrence of hostilities.”
Noun
Opposite of a belief that someone should behave in a particular way
“His emotional detachment to his son was evident after his divorce.”
Verb
Opposite of to persuade forcefully
“His fellow partners initially sought to dissuade him from retirement as they believed that such an action might lead to the loss of those audits held in his name.”
Verb
Opposite of to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
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Opposite of to compel someone by force to do something
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Opposite of to suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them into doing something
“He tried his best to make conversation but would relent when it became obvious she wasn't interested.”
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Opposite of to deter or cause to feel fear, especially by threats of violence
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Opposite of to coerce into doing something using intimidatory tactics
“The overall goal of disaster response sheltering is to encourage people to evacuate in order to prevent loss of human life.”
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Opposite of to cause someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
“My parents would ask me nicely to practice the violin when I was younger.”
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Opposite of to bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way
“He used a combination of intimidation and hearsay evidence to browbeat the accused.”
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Opposite of to compel someone by legal, moral, or physical means to do something
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Opposite of to pressure or make heavy demands on
“I rub her toes and try to relax her while she rants about her day at work.”
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Opposite of to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
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Opposite of use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something
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Opposite of to instruct or order (someone) to do something
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(usually of an object) Opposite of to physically strain, or to apply force as to cause strain
“My new shoes would gradually begin to give after several hours of being worn.”
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