[pahy-uh-zom-i-ter, pee-uh-] /ˌpaɪ əˈzɒm ɪ tər, ˌpi ə-/
any of several instruments for measuring the pressure of a fluid or the compressibility of a substance when subjected to such a pressure.
any instrument for the measurement of pressure (piezometry), esp very high pressure, or for measuring the compressibility of materials under pressure
[pahy-uh-zom-i-tree, pee-uh-] /ˌpaɪ əˈzɒm ɪ tri, ˌpi ə-/ noun 1. the measurement of pressure or compressibility.
adjective Drunk ( first form 1900+, second 1934+)
[pif-uh l] /ˈpɪf əl/ Informal. noun 1. nonsense, as trivial or senseless talk. verb (used without object), piffled, piffling. 2. to talk nonsense. /ˈpɪfəl/ noun 1. nonsense: to talk piffle verb 2. (intransitive) to talk or behave feebly v. 1847, of unknown origin, perhaps an alteration of trifle, by influence of piddle, etc. Or perhaps […]
adjective Drunk (1905+)