uplift

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uplift

the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building
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uplift

1. The upward pressure on a structure due to the pressure of the water below.
2. The pressure acting on a material that tends to lift it off its supports or fasteners as a result of an external force (for example, wind) acting on it.
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