pressurized

[ presh-uh-rahyzd ]
/ ˈprɛʃ əˌraɪzd /

adjective

brought to and maintained at an atmospheric pressure higher than that of the surroundings: cooking with pressurized steam.
maintained at an air pressure comfortable for breathing: a pressurized cabin and cockpit; a pressurized suit for diving.
Informal. subject or subjected to undue pressure or harassment: the pressurized milieu of big business.

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Origin of pressurized

First recorded in 1935–40; pressurize + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM pressurized

un·pres·sur·ized, adjective
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