repressure

transitive verb
re·​pressure | \ (ˈ)rē+ \

Definition of repressure

: to raise the pressure of (an oil-bearing formation) by pumping in air or gas with the object of forcing out additional oil

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re- + pressure

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“Repressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repressure. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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