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pressĭo , ōnis, f. premo.
I. Lit., a pressing, pressing down, pressure (only in Vitruvius): “pressio cacuminis,Vitr. 10, 8. —
II. Transf., the prop or fulcrum under a lever while the burden is raised, Caes. B. C. 2, 9, 6: pressio, quod Graeci ὑπομόχλιον appellant, Vitr. 10, 8.
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    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 10.8
    • Caesar, Civil War, 2.9.6
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