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depressurize

[ dee-presh-uh-rahyz ]
/ di藞pr蓻蕛 蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路pres路sur路ized, de路pres路sur路iz路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路pres路sur路ized, de路pres路sur路iz路ing.
to lose air pressure: The airplane cabin depressurized almost instantly.
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Also especially British, de路pres路sur路ise .

Origin of depressurize

First recorded in 1940鈥45; de- + pressurize

OTHER WORDS FROM depressurize

de路pres路sur路i路za路tion, nounde路pres路sur路iz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for depressurize

depressurize

depressurise

/ (d瑟藞pr蓻蕛蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to reduce the pressure of a gas inside (a container or enclosed space), as in an aircraft cabin

Derived forms of depressurize

depressurization or depressurisation, noun
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