- to keep nearly standard atmospheric pressure inside (an airplane, spacesuit, submarine, etc.)
- to place under high pressure
transitive verbpres·sur·ized, pres·sur·iz·ing, pres·sur·iz·es
- To maintain normal air pressure in (an enclosure, as an aircraft or submarine).
- To cause to have or function at greater than normal air or gas pressure: The stairwells are pressurized to prevent smoke from entering during a fire.
- To put (gas or liquid) under a greater than normal pressure.
- Informal To subject to psychological, political, or other nonphysical pressure: pressurized the government to enact reforms.
(third-person singular simple present pressurizes, present participle pressurizing, simple past and past participle pressurized)
- To put pressure on; to put under pressure.
pressure +"Ž -ize