- to remove the air pressure from (a pressurized compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft).
- to relieve the tensions of; cause to relax: A week's vacation should depressurize me.
- to lose air pressure: The airplane cabin depressurized almost instantly.
Also especially British, de·pres·sur·ise.
Origin of depressurize
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It would have to be the last of these three that struck Flight 370—if, indeed, it was a case of depressurization.
In any event, depressurization may be a credible explanation but not one that eliminates all other possibilities.
- (tr) to reduce the pressure of a gas inside (a container or enclosed space), as in an aircraft cabin
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