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pressure suit

n.
A garment that is worn in high-altitude aircraft or in spacecraft to compensate for low-pressure conditions.

pressure suit

n
(Aeronautics) an inflatable suit worn by a person flying at high altitudes or in space, to provide protection from low pressure

pres′surized suit′



n.
an airtight suit that can be inflated to maintain approximately normal atmospheric pressure on a person in space or at high altitudes. Also called pressure suit.
[1955–60]

pressure suit

1. Partial--A skin tight suit which does not completely enclose the body but which is capable of exerting pressure on the major portion of the body in order to counteract an increased intrapulmonary oxygen pressure.
2. Full--A suit which completely encloses the body and which a gas pressure, sufficiently above ambient pressure for maintenance of function, may be sustained.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pressure suit - protective garment consisting of an inflatable suit for space or high altitude flying
anti-G suit, G suit - worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration
protective garment - clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury
spacesuit - a pressure suit worn by astronauts while in outer space
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