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, pressurise  
      vb   tr  
1    to increase the pressure in (an enclosure, such as an aircraft cabin) in order to maintain approximately atmospheric pressure when the external pressure is low  
2    to increase pressure on (a fluid)  
3    to make insistent demands of (someone); coerce  
  pressurization, pressurisation      n  
  pressurizer, pressuriser      n  
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1    compress, condense, constrict, press, squash, squeeze  
2    breathe down someone's neck, browbeat, coerce, compel, dragoon, drive, force, intimidate, press-gang, put the screws on     (slang)   turn on the heat     (informal)   twist one's arm     (informal)  

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