Definition of pressurize in English:

pressurize

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Produce or maintain raised pressure artificially in (a gas or its container)

    ‘the mixture was pressurized to 1,900 atmospheres’
    ‘a pressurized can’
    • ‘Methanol fuel cells can work off small, nonpressurized cartridges of the liquid while hydrogen-fuelled PEFCs require pressurized hydrogen gas.’
    • ‘This consists of an airtight bag, which is pressurised by means of a manual pump.’
    • ‘We saw in the previous sections that packaged bacteriophage capsids are pressurized with pressures as high as 60 atm.’
    • ‘In a nutshell, CO2s are extracted by pressurizing carbon dioxide until it becomes a liquid.’
    • ‘We use the largest expanding foam kit available: two five gallon pressurized containers.’
    • ‘These portable torches use pressurized tanks of propane and, if handled carelessly, can be hazardous.’
    • ‘However, that spare fuel mostly remains inside pressurized tanks once the rocket stage is discarded into Earth orbit.’
    • ‘And of course, pressurizing the gas requires the input of more energy.’
    • ‘It has developed a nanoporous material into which they can load highly pressurised hydrogen.’
    • ‘The gas mixture is pressurized by a compressor to a pressure less than 750 psia, and preferably less than 420 psia, for safety reasons, and supplied to a heat exchanger.’
    • ‘The actuator valve assembly and suction tube is screwed onto the cylinder and the tank is pressurized with a standard tire inflation system.’
    • ‘The bottles are pressurized with CO2 so that when the beer is forced into the bottles under pressure it doesn't foam up too much.’
    • ‘Ever so often, the roar of the crowd was drowned in the roar of the twin burners letting out flames, fed by a mixture of butane and propane, pressurised with nitrogen.’
    • ‘I'm fairly certain that the Motorola product doesn't pressurize the methanol and thus with no pressure, there's nothing to explode at all.’
    • ‘This fitting design actually pressurizes the fuel tank and forces gasoline out of the fill pipe and it flows into the bilge.’
    • ‘Soft mechanical noises were the only warning as valves opened pressurized tanks of corrosive acid.’
    • ‘It uses a highly efficient, super-clean way of burning coal called pressurized fluidized bed combustion.’
    • ‘In one exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a pressurization cylinder, and a piston which is slidable within the cylinder to pressurize a gas.’
    • ‘Similarly, pressurizing a gas, or forcibly squeezing its molecules closer together, reduces its volume.’
    • ‘The R-36M used a gas-dynamic method for the first and second stages whereby special ports are opened through which the propellant tanks are pressurized.’
    1. 1.1 Maintain a tolerable atmospheric pressure in (an aircraft cabin) at a high altitude.
      ‘a pressurized cabin’
      • ‘The skin expands and becomes smooth as the crew compartment is pressurised when the aircraft gains altitude.’
      • ‘For this reason, we have pressurized the cabin by means of two superchargers, either of which will maintain correct air density in the cabin.’
      • ‘The cabin wasn't pressurized and no one was hurt.’
      • ‘The cabins are pressurised to 70% of the oxygen at sea level - thus, you get tipsy.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Fuselages on virtually all modern airline transports and executive aircraft are pressurized.’
      • ‘‘Although aircraft cabins are pressurized, being on an aircraft is not the same as being at home,’ says Dr. Claypool.’
      • ‘The atmosphere in the cabin is pressurized to about the same as Denver altitude.’
      • ‘Fortunately for him, the engine room was pressurized with an atmosphere or the bubble might have exploded out into the room.’
      • ‘The aircraft is pressurised and air conditioned in the cockpit and cargo compartment.’
      • ‘Both the Fokker F27 and the Fokker 50 aircraft have pressurised cabins allowing them to fly above weather conditions and providing a smoother flight.’
      • ‘In aircraft, pressurized to an altitude of 2,134 m, these effects would likely be enhanced.’
      • ‘The cabin wasn't pressurized, so the pilots had to wear oxygen masks in the cockpit.’
      • ‘Because the Shuttle cabin is pressurized, the flute worked the same in space, with one exception: in the near-weightless environment, the flute practically held itself aloft.’
      • ‘The fully air conditioned and pressurised cabin can be configured for passenger transport, for mixed passenger and cargo or for all-cargo operations.’
      • ‘All they have to do is pressurize the cabin and get your box to the right place.’
      • ‘The alleged error - which was apparently not spotted by the aircraft's pilots - meant that the cabin failed to pressurise automatically.’
      • ‘If you had your choice of any pressurized, six-passenger single-engine aircraft available today, which one would you choose and why?’
      • ‘When the aircraft pressurizes, it seals itself so it can't be opened, or blown open, during flight.’
  • 2Attempt to persuade or coerce (someone) into doing something.

    ‘the protests were an attempt to pressurize the government into bringing an end to the violence’
    [with object and infinitive] ‘people had been pressurized to vote’
    • ‘Sadly though, our binge culture does pressurise young people into believing that inebriation is essential for enjoyment.’
    • ‘Small businesses urged the public to pressurise the government to swiftly follow the example of neighbouring countries and introduce tax relaxations for small businesses.’
    • ‘The more we pressurize an ordinary child to perform like a highly talented one, the greater and faster will be his/her degeneration.’
    • ‘With this pattern of play we find most of the players concentrated in a small area of the pitch, all of one team harassing and pressurising the man in possession.’
    • ‘We need to pressurise the Government to raise finances not close wards.’
    • ‘If a creditor is pressurising you for payment, it may be because the company is not aware of your financial circumstances.’
    • ‘The waiters were pressurising me to make a decision, so I took the easiest option and swapped the fillet steak for plain old chicken.’
    • ‘Patients, their families and relatives will also be asked to pressurise local politicians to force the Government to halt the cutbacks.’
    • ‘They must stop pressurising the child to perform beyond his or her capabilities.’
    • ‘He reputedly felt music promoters were pressurising him to root his musical programme in the past rather than play oddities that challenge as well as entertain an audience.’
    • ‘This gives the family enough time to pressurize the girl and influence the nature of the statement she gives.’
    • ‘Her manager is forever pressurising her into pushing banking products at customers and upbraiding her if she doesn't reach the expected quota.’
    • ‘Fortunately, the woman's parents informed the hospital that their daughter's husband was an alcoholic and was pressurizing her to sell her kidney.’
    • ‘Also, the media, especially television and the Internet, are full of gift ideas so that people are pressurised to start spending money long before the event.’
    • ‘The ref was warning them for most of the game but ended up, with English players pressurising him, carding our guys!’
    • ‘In fact, he argues, it is the standard education system which pressurises children.’
    • ‘We find people are increasingly pressurised in their jobs and we can remove the administrative heartache for many of them.’
    • ‘Full disclosure postings are an effective means to pressurise vendors into producing more secure software, he argues.’
    • ‘It is vital that the clergy's attempts to pressurise politicians are rebuffed.’
    • ‘We've never pressurised you into studying, and we are not at all unhappy with your marks, so why are you in such a state?’
    coerce, pressure, press, push, persuade, influence, force, squeeze, bulldoze, hound, harass, nag, harry, badger, goad, prod, pester, browbeat, brainwash, bully, bludgeon, intimidate, dragoon, twist someone's arm, strong-arm
    use pressure on, put pressure on, lean on, prevail on
    blackjack
    railroad, put the screws on, put the squeeze on
    hustle, fast-talk
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Pronunciation:

pressurize

/ˈpreSHəˌrīz/