Definition of pressurize in English:


Line breaks: pres¦sur|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛʃərʌɪz
(also pressurise)


[with object]
  • 1Produce or maintain raised pressure artificially in (a gas or its container): the mixture was pressurized to 1,900 atmospheres (as adjective pressurized) a pressurized can
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    • Methanol fuel cells can work off small, nonpressurized cartridges of the liquid while hydrogen-fuelled PEFCs require pressurized hydrogen gas.
    • And of course, pressurizing the gas requires the input of more energy.
    • We use the largest expanding foam kit available: two five gallon pressurized containers.
  • 1.1Maintain a tolerable atmospheric pressure in (an aircraft cabin) at a high altitude: (as adjective pressurized) a pressurized cabin
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    • Both the Fokker F27 and the Fokker 50 aircraft have pressurised cabins allowing them to fly above weather conditions and providing a smoother flight.
    • Stay off planes for at least 13 hours after diving: Even pressurized cabins in commercial aircraft can bring on decompression sickness, i.e., the dreaded bends.
    • If the cabin is pressurized, do not descend at a rate exceeding the value calculated by the flight engineer, and either adjust automatic pilot for descent or turn it OFF.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • And if the light came on, it wouldn't want to go to a higher altitude because if that door was open, you would not get the pressurization.
  • We flew 10,000 ft - no pressurisation and frequently through weather - not above it.
  • There are 37 passenger lifts, some of which cost more than US $2 million and have aerodynamic bodies, pressurisation and emergency braking systems.

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