pressurization

US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌprɛʃərɪˈzeɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(presh′ər ə zāshən)


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pres•sur•i•za•tion  (presh′ər ə zāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the process or act of pressurizing.
  2. the state of being pressurized.
  • pressurize + -ation 1935–40

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pres•sur•ize /ˈprɛʃəˌraɪz/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -ized, -iz•ing. 
  1. to produce or maintain normal air pressure in (an airplane cabin, etc.), esp. at high altitudes or in space:The cabin was pressurized once the plane leveled off at a lower altitude.
pres•sur•i•za•tion /ˌprɛʃərɪˈzeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
pres•sur•iz•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pres•sur•ize  (preshə rīz′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -ized, -iz•ing. 
  1. to raise the internal atmospheric pressure of to the required or desired level:to pressurize an astronaut's spacesuit before a walk in space.
  2. to maintain normal air pressure in (the cockpit or cabin of an airplane) at high altitudes.
  3. Physicsto apply pressure to (a gas or liquid);
    supercharge.
  4. to pressure-cook.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] pressur•ise′.  pressur•iz′er, n. 
  • pressure + -ize 1940–45

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