from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To maintain normal air pressure in (an enclosure, as an aircraft or submarine).
  • transitive v. To put (gas or liquid) under a greater than normal pressure.
  • transitive v. To design to resist pressure.
  • transitive v. To pressure-cook.
  • transitive v. Informal To subject to excessive stress, strain, or vexation: an executive who was pressurized by a heavy workload.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To put pressure on; to put under pressure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. increase the pressure in or of
  • v. maintain a certain pressure
  • v. increase the pressure on a gas or liquid


pressure +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)



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