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depressurize

verb [I or T] uk ( UK usually depressurise)   /ˌdiːˈpreʃ.ə.raɪz/ us  
to (cause a closed space, especially the inside of an aircraft to) become lower in air pressure: If the cabin depressurizes, oxygen masks will automatically drop down.
depressurization
noun [U] uk ( UK usually depressurisation)   /diːˌpreʃ.ər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ə.raɪ-/
Translations of “depressurize”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)(密封空間,尤指機艙)失壓…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)(密闭空间,尤指机舱)失压…
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