pressurize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈpreʃəraɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theypressurize
he/she/itpressurizes
present participlepressurizing
past tensepressurized
past participlepressurized
  1. 1
    British to try to persuade or force someone to do something. The usual American word is pressure

    Now it’s up to them to pressurize manufacturers.

  2. 2
    to make the pressure inside something such as a container different from the pressure outside