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Verb: pressurize  'pre-shu,rIz
  1. Increase the pressure on a gas or liquid
    - supercharge, pressurise [Brit]
  2. Maintain a certain pressure
    "the aeroplane cabin is pressurized"; "pressurize a space suit";
    - pressurise [Brit]
  3. Increase the pressure in or of
    "The captain will pressurize the cabin for the passengers' comfort";
    - pressurise [Brit]
  4. Put pressure on someone (to do something)
    - pressurise [Brit], bounce [Brit]

Derived forms: pressurized, pressurizing, pressurizes

Type of: adjust, alter, change, correct, hold, keep, maintain, modify, set

Antonym: depressurize

Encyclopedia: Pressurize