[ dee-presh-uh-rahyz ]
/ diˈprɛʃ əˌraɪz /
verb (used with object), de·pres·sur·ized, de·pres·sur·iz·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), de·pres·sur·ized, de·pres·sur·iz·ing.
to lose air pressure: The airplane cabin depressurized almost instantly.
Also especially British, de·pres·sur·ise.
Related formsde·pres·sur·i·za·tion, nounde·pres·sur·iz·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for depressurization
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.
British Dictionary definitions for depressurization
/ (dɪˈprɛʃəˌraɪz) /
(tr) to reduce the pressure of a gas inside (a container or enclosed space), as in an aircraft cabin
Derived Formsdepressurization or depressurisation, noun
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