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  • adj. Under pressure.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pressurize.


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  • Mr. Wilson has captivated the country with his gutsy performances in pressurized moments during these baseball playoffs.

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  • Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls “Airworld,” finding contentment within pressurized cabins, anonymous hotel rooms, and a wardrobe of wrinkle-free slacks.

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  • A lot of guys who play well in pressurized situations.

  • And at the end of the arm there -- as you see it kind of descend down, sort of the middle-lower part of the screen -- is an item they call the pressurized mating adaptor.

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  • In some reactors, known as pressurized water reactors, the system is sealed inside a thick, steel-and-cement tomb.

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  • The entire cab is pressurized, which is good, because that means the astronauts can take off their bulky, uncomfortable white bubble-head EVA suits.


  • The synthesis technique, called the pressurized vapor/condenser (PVC) method, was developed with Jefferson Lab's Free-Electron Laser and later perfected using a commercial welding laser.


  • Even Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian scientist who as head of the IPPC shared the Nobel Prize with Al Gore, is being quoted here as saying India cannot be "pressurized" into climate commitments.

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  • Some of the most obnoxious noises come from oil and gas explorers, which employ a kind of pressurized air gun into the ocean floor to listen for telltale signs of fossil fuel.

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  • One of the methane breathers, inside some kind of pressurized, motorized tank, was headed toward her.

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