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.
To subject to psychological, political, or other nonphysical pressure.
Pressurized the government to enact reforms.
To keep nearly standard atmospheric pressure inside (an airplane, spacesuit, submarine, etc.)
To place under high pressure.
Origin of pressurize
- pressure +"Ž -ize