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pressurize

[ presh-uh-rahyz ]
/ 藞pr蓻蕛 蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), pres路sur路ized, pres路sur路iz路ing.
to raise the internal atmospheric pressure of to the required or desired level: to pressurize an astronaut's spacesuit before a walk in space.
to maintain normal air pressure in (the cockpit or cabin of an airplane) at high altitudes.
to apply pressure to (a gas or liquid); supercharge.
to pressure-cook.
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Also especially British, pres路sur路ise .

Origin of pressurize

First recorded in 1940鈥45; pressure + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM pressurize

pres路sur路iz路er, nounre路pres路su路rize, verb, re路pres路su路rized, re路pres路su路riz路ing.
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How to use pressurize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pressurize

pressurize

pressurise

/ (藞pr蓻蕛蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to increase the pressure in (an enclosure, such as an aircraft cabin) in order to maintain approximately atmospheric pressure when the external pressure is low
to increase pressure on (a fluid)
to make insistent demands of (someone); coerce

Derived forms of pressurize

pressurization or pressurisation, nounpressurizer or pressuriser, noun
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