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Pressurize   Listen
pressurize  v. t.  
To increase the pressure on (a gas or liquid); as, pressurized oxygen.
Synonyms: supercharge, apply pressure to.
To increase and maintain a pressure in (a compartment or container), above that of the ambient pressure; of airplanes, space suits, and diving bells, for example; as, the airplane cabin was pressurized for the comfort of the passengers; the sterile room was pressurized to prevent contamination.
negatively pressurized maintained at a pressure somewhat below that of ambient pressure; a technique sometimes used to keep airborn materials in a room from escaping out; as, the biohazard lab was negatively pressurized to keep hazardous biological agents from escaping into the environment.

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