unpressurized

adjective

un·​pres·​sur·​ized ˌən-ˈpre-shə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce unpressurized (audio)
: not pressurized
an unpressurized airplane

Examples of unpressurized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web SpaceX's Dragon is uniquely capable of delivering unpressurized cargo, such as the new solar arrays NASA recently installed outside the space station. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 31 July 2023 Stowaways daring to brave the journey in the unpressurized wheel-houses and cargo holds of planes can expect to face between minus 50 and 60 Celsius as well as a lack of oxygen. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 28 Dec. 2023 Both designs perform the same function: separating the pressurized cabin from the unpressurized tail of the plane. Andrew Zaleski, Popular Mechanics, 22 June 2023 People may experience this when flying at high altitudes in an unpressurized aircraft, Stepanek said. USA TODAY, 5 June 2023 At least 12 people were injured during the incident this past Friday, after the man opened the door of the Asiana Airlines plane, causing a blast of unpressurized air to rush inside. Justin Klawans, The Week, 28 May 2023 The problem with the heat shield was at a few small areas where the crew capsule joins the spacecraft’s trunk, an unpressurized cargo hold that is jettisoned before reentering the atmosphere, officials noticed during post-flight inspections more erosion than expected. Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2020 With the test flight planned for the first half of 2021, Space Perspective will loft an unpressurized vehicle sized like Neptune along its planned flight profile. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 2 Dec. 2020 The ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays, or iROSA, wings were mounted in the Cargo Dragon's unpressurized trunk section. William Harwood, CBS News, 3 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpressurized was in 1943

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“Unpressurized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpressurized. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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