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depressurize

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[dee-presh-uh-rahyz] /diˈprɛʃ əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), depressurized, depressurizing.
1.
to remove the air pressure from (a pressurized compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft).
2.
to relieve the tensions of; cause to relax:
A week's vacation should depressurize me.
verb (used without object), depressurized, depressurizing.
3.
to lose air pressure:
The airplane cabin depressurized almost instantly.
Origin of depressurize
1940-1945
1940-45; de- + pressurize
Related forms
depressurization, noun
depressurizer, noun
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depressurize

/dɪˈprɛʃəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to reduce the pressure of a gas inside (a container or enclosed space), as in an aircraft cabin
Derived Forms
depressurization, depressurisation, noun
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