Meaning of pressurized


Pronunciation: (presh'u-rīzd"), [key]
— adj.
  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. subject or subjected to undue pressure or harassment: the pressurized milieu of big business.
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