[ US /ˈpɹɛʃɝˌaɪz/ ]
  1. increase the pressure on a gas or liquid
  2. increase the pressure in or of
    The captain will pressurize the cabin for the passengers' comfort
  3. maintain a certain pressure
    the airplane cabin is pressurized
    pressurize a space suit
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How To Use pressurize In A Sentence

  • We saw in the previous sections that packaged bacteriophage capsids are pressurized with pressures as high as 60 atm.
  • The envelope is a helium gas cell, with an air ballonet which is pressurized by a ballonet fan.
  • These portable torches use pressurized tanks of propane and, if handled carelessly, can be hazardous.
  • Manned Orbiting Laboratory gloves with sharkskin palms and sewn-in steel fingernails, so nimble that an astronaut could pick up a dime while wearing them, even when they were pressurized; long johns laced with plastic pipes, to water-cool the wearer; and box after box of headgear, including Armstrong's gold-visored external helmet, once thought to have been left on the moon. The Seattle Times
  • ECLS design can be optimized for operability and common fan designs when sized for 4 persons. 4 person configuration is more robust and safer and allows more robust design solutions and ISS will get more pressurized cargo capability. 6 person capability is still available since Orion didn't change the OML and Orion can always be re-configured to carry 6 persons. Orion Slims Down - NASA Watch
  • A recent such program drew about two dozen pilots of high-performance and turbocharged Mooneys for a weekend in Washington, D.C. Some of the airplanes this group flies - all unpressurized - have service ceilings as high as 28,000 feet.
  • Several whole windows would have to be blasted out before a plane would depressurize enough to threaten life within the cabin.
  • At high altitudes, the thin air makes it hard to breathe unless the cabin is pressurized.
  • Filling the Chinese galls in copper container , extract tannic acid by water with pressurized metering pump.
  • On the bases it "pressurizes" defenses, as Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu likes to say. Local, Sports, Business and Entertainment News
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