de·​pres·​sur·​ize | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈpre-shə-ˌrīz How to pronounce depressurize (audio) \
depressurized; depressurizing; depressurizes

Definition of depressurize

transitive verb

: to release pressure from

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depressurization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌpre-​shə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce depressurization (audio) \ noun

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The cabin rapidly depressurized, but crew members and passengers still made valiant attempts to save the woman, who ultimately became the first casualty on board a commercial flight since 2009. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "8 Emergency Landings That Rival the 'Miracle on the Hudson'," 15 Jan. 2019 In August 2016, on a Southwest flight from New Orleans to Atlanta, one of 24 blades on the twin-engine 737 broke off, punctured the fuselage just above the wing and depressurized the cabin. Ashley Halsey Iii, Washington Post, "After fatal accident, Southwest Airlines inspects 35,000 engine fan blades and finds no flaws," 16 May 2018 This is our focused time to be together and depressurize. Alex Van Buren,, "3 Ways Cooking Might Help Ease Your Anxiety," 15 June 2018 Unlike the Hyperloop idea, the tunnels will not be depressurized. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Chicago selects Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build express line from O‘Hare," 14 June 2018 One well was not able to depressurize, so it was sealed with a mud-like substance, the AP wrote. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "In Hawaii, lava continues its creep onto grounds of geothermal power plant," 27 May 2018 That theory is that Zaharie, a veteran pilot, depressurized the plane after turning off its transponder. Washington Post,, "Investigators insist MH370 crash was an accident, not a mass murder-suicide by pilot," 22 May 2018 That theory is that Zaharie, a veteran pilot, depressurized the plane after turning off its transponder. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "Investigators insist MH370 crash was an accident, not a mass murder-suicide by the pilot," 22 May 2018 At 27,000 feet, there was a loud pop, wind hit her face as the cabin depressurized, and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Kaitlin Menza, Marie Claire, "Meet the Women Behind the Music," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of depressurize

1944, in the meaning defined above

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