repressurize

verb re·pres·sur·ize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpre-shə-ˌrīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of repressurize

repressurized; repressurizing
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to return the contents of (something) to a pressure greater than that of the outside atmosphere
  • Since there is no gas pipeline yet and state laws will not allow the gas to be flared, or burned, the operators inject the gas back underground to repressurize the field and produce more oil.
  • —Mike Bradner
  • repressurize an aircraft
2 I : to build up pressure again
  • Last year, the USGS [United States Geological Survey] confirmed that magma under the volcano is repressurizing, quietly recharging for the next eruption.
  • —Eric Florip

First Known Use of repressurize

1947

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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