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- v. To pressurize excessively
- v. To submit to an overpressure
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When you overpressurize a baloon (or pop it) it can no longer withstand the pressure it contains, and the gas expands to a volume inversely perportional to the pressure applied.
Extremely hot conditions were causing the bottles to overpressurize and empty their contents overboard as a safety measure.
There’s already a 12″-wide hole at the back of commerical planes, its the valve used to adjust cabin pressure as the engines supply so much make-up air a sealed cabin would overpressurize.
(Be careful not to overpressurize your tires, though.