depressurization, n.depressurizer, n.
/dee presh"euh ruyz'/, v., depressurized, depressurizing.
1. to remove the air pressure from (a pressurized compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft).
2. to relieve the tensions of; cause to relax: A week's vacation should depressurize me.
3. to lose air pressure: The airplane cabin depressurized almost instantly.
Also, esp. Brit., depressurise.
[1940-45; DE- + PRESSURIZE]

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