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pres·sur·ize

 (prĕsh′ə-rīz′)
tr.v. pres·sur·ized, pres·sur·iz·ing, pres·sur·iz·es
1. To maintain normal air pressure in (an enclosure, as an aircraft or submarine).
2. 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.
3. To put (gas or liquid) under a greater than normal pressure.
4. Informal To subject to psychological, political, or other nonphysical pressure: pressurized the government to enact reforms.

pres′sur·i·za′tion (-ər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
pres′sur·iz′er n.

pressurize

(ˈprɛʃəˌraɪz) or

pressurise

vb (tr)
1. (Aeronautics) to increase the pressure in (an enclosure, such as an aircraft cabin) in order to maintain approximately atmospheric pressure when the external pressure is low
2. (General Physics) to increase pressure on (a fluid)
3. to make insistent demands of (someone); coerce
ˌpressuriˈzation, ˌpressuriˈsation n
ˈpressurˌizer, ˈpressurˌiser n

pres•sur•ize

(ˈprɛʃ əˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to produce or maintain normal air pressure in (an airplane cabin, a spacesuit, etc.), esp. at high altitudes or in space.
2. to exert pressure on.
3. to pressure-cook.
[1940–45]
pres`sur•i•za′tion, n.
pres′sur•iz`er, n.

pressurize


Past participle: pressurized
Gerund: pressurizing

Imperative
pressurize
pressurize
Present
I pressurize
you pressurize
he/she/it pressurizes
we pressurize
you pressurize
they pressurize
Preterite
I pressurized
you pressurized
he/she/it pressurized
we pressurized
you pressurized
they pressurized
Present Continuous
I am pressurizing
you are pressurizing
he/she/it is pressurizing
we are pressurizing
you are pressurizing
they are pressurizing
Present Perfect
I have pressurized
you have pressurized
he/she/it has pressurized
we have pressurized
you have pressurized
they have pressurized
Past Continuous
I was pressurizing
you were pressurizing
he/she/it was pressurizing
we were pressurizing
you were pressurizing
they were pressurizing
Past Perfect
I had pressurized
you had pressurized
he/she/it had pressurized
we had pressurized
you had pressurized
they had pressurized
Future
I will pressurize
you will pressurize
he/she/it will pressurize
we will pressurize
you will pressurize
they will pressurize
Future Perfect
I will have pressurized
you will have pressurized
he/she/it will have pressurized
we will have pressurized
you will have pressurized
they will have pressurized
Future Continuous
I will be pressurizing
you will be pressurizing
he/she/it will be pressurizing
we will be pressurizing
you will be pressurizing
they will be pressurizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pressurizing
you have been pressurizing
he/she/it has been pressurizing
we have been pressurizing
you have been pressurizing
they have been pressurizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pressurizing
you will have been pressurizing
he/she/it will have been pressurizing
we will have been pressurizing
you will have been pressurizing
they will have been pressurizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pressurizing
you had been pressurizing
he/she/it had been pressurizing
we had been pressurizing
you had been pressurizing
they had been pressurizing
Conditional
I would pressurize
you would pressurize
he/she/it would pressurize
we would pressurize
you would pressurize
they would pressurize
Past Conditional
I would have pressurized
you would have pressurized
he/she/it would have pressurized
we would have pressurized
you would have pressurized
they would have pressurized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pressurize - increase the pressure on a gas or liquid
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.pressurize - maintain a certain pressure; "the airplane cabin is pressurized"; "pressurize a space suit"
hold, keep, maintain - keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
3.pressurize - increase the pressure in or of; "The captain will pressurize the cabin for the passengers' comfort"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
depressurise, depressurize, decompress - decrease the pressure of; "depressurize the cabin in the air plane"

pressurize

verb force, drive, compel, intimidate, coerce, dragoon, breathe down someone's neck, browbeat, press-gang, twist someone's arm (informal), turn on the heat (informal), put the screws on (slang) He thought she was trying to pressurize him into marriage.

pressurize

verb
To maintain normal air pressure in:
Translations
činit nátlakudržovat normální tlak
presse
nyomás alá helyezpresszionál
òvingaútbúa meî loftòrÿstingsjafnara
robiť nátlakudržiavať normálny tlak
basıncı ayarlamakbaskı yapmakzorlamak

pressurize

[ˈpreʃəraɪz] VT
1. (Phys, Tech) → presurizar
2. (fig) → presionar
to pressurize sb to do sthpresionar a algn para que haga algo
to pressurize sb into doing sthobligar a algn a hacer algo

pressurize

[ˈprɛʃəraɪz] pressurise (British) vt
[+ cabin] → pressuriser
(= put pressure on) → mettre la pression sur
to pressurize sb into doing sth → mettre la pression sur qn pour qu'il fasse qch
My parents are pressurizing me into staying on at school → Mes parents me mettent la pression pour que je reste à l'école.

pressurize

vt
cabin, spacesuitauf Normaldruck halten; the cabin is only pressurized when …der Druckausgleich in der Kabine wird erst hergestellt, wenn …
(= pressure) sbunter Druck setzen; to pressurize somebody into doing somethingjdn so unter Druck setzen, dass er schließlich etw tut; I refuse to be pressurized into agreeingich lasse mir meine Zustimmung nicht abpressen; she refused to be pressurized into goingsie ließ sich nicht zwingen zu gehen

pressurize

[ˈprɛʃəˌraɪz] vt
a. (Tech) → pressurizzare
b. (fig) to pressurize sb (into doing sth)fare delle pressioni su qn (per costringerlo a fare qc)

pressure

(ˈpreʃə) noun
1. (the amount of force exerted by) the action of pressing. to apply pressure to a cut to stop bleeding; A barometer measures atmospheric pressure.
2. (a) strain or stress. The pressures of her work are sometimes too much for her.
3. strong persuasion; compulsion or force. He agreed under pressure.
ˈpressurize, ˈpressurise verb
1. to fit (an aeroplane etc) with a device that keeps air pressure normal. The cabins have all been pressurized
2. to force. He was pressurized into giving up his job.
pressure cooker
a type of saucepan in which food is cooked quickly by steam kept under great pressure.
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