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pressurized

[presh-uh-rahyzd] /ˈprɛʃ əˌraɪzd/
adjective
1.
brought to and maintained at an atmospheric pressure higher than that of the surroundings:
cooking with pressurized steam.
2.
maintained at an air pressure comfortable for breathing:
a pressurized cabin and cockpit; a pressurized suit for diving.
3.
Informal. subject or subjected to undue pressure or harassment:
the pressurized milieu of big business.
Origin of pressurized
1935-1940
1935-40; pressurize + -ed2
Related forms
unpressurized, adjective
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