Meaning of DEPRESSURIZE in English

— depressurization , n. — depressurizer , n.

/dee presh"euh ruyz'/ , v. , depressurized, depressurizing .


1. to remove the air pressure from (a pressurized compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft).

2. to relieve the tensions of; cause to relax: A week's vacation should depressurize me.


3. to lose air pressure: The airplane cabin depressurized almost instantly.

Also, esp. Brit., depressurise .

[ 1940-45; DE- + PRESSURIZE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .