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

Other Words from depressurize

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

Examples of depressurize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This time, Hilcorp worked with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to depressurize the line, before the leak was cut off, Carey said. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Apr. 2021 The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that an explosion preceded a fire in the cooling tower, and that Marathon fire crews were keeping the flames in check while the system was being depressurized. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 26 Feb. 2020 Upon their return to Earth, a ventilation valve was jolted open, causing the capsule to depressurize. Fox News, 29 Jan. 2020 That broke one of the windows, and the cabin rapidly depressurized. Chris Isidore, CNN, 19 Nov. 2019 In the New England Aquarium test on real jellyfish, the animals, which are 95 percent water, were unable to break free until the gripper was depressurized. Martin Finucane,, 4 Sep. 2019 The vent line required two cuts to fully depressurize the AMS' thermal control system, in the process permanently disabling the instrument as planned until the new pump module and carbon dioxide reservoir can be attached. William Harwood, CBS News, 22 Nov. 2019 Individual buildings were not destroyed, as shown by images of more than a dozen spheroidal structures in which crude is depressurized and explosive gases are recovered. Scott L. Montgomery, The Conversation, 23 Sep. 2019 But during the test, the rear part of the fuselage depressurized. Chris Isidore, CNN, 10 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of depressurize

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Depressurize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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