repressurize

verb

re·​pres·​sur·​ize (ˌ)rē-ˈpre-shə-ˌrīz How to pronounce repressurize (audio)
repressurized; repressurizing
1
transitive : 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
intransitive : 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

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of repressurize was in 1947

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“Repressurize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repressurize. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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