Pressurize Definition

prĕshə-rīz
pressurized, pressurizes, pressurizing
verb
pressurized, pressurizes, pressurizing
To keep nearly standard atmospheric pressure inside (an airplane, spacesuit, submarine, etc.)
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
To place under high pressure.
Webster's New World
To put (gas or liquid) under a greater than normal pressure.
American Heritage
To subject to psychological, political, or other nonphysical pressure.
Pressurized the government to enact reforms.
American Heritage
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Antonyms:
depressurize
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