Press vs Pressurized - What's the difference?

press | pressurized |

As verbs the difference between press and pressurized

is that press is (ambitransitive) to exert weight or force against, to act upon with with force or weight while pressurized is (pressurize).

As a noun press

is (lb) a device used to apply pressure to an item.

As an adjective pressurized is

under pressure.



Etymology 1

(etyl) ).


  • (lb) A device used to apply pressure to an item.
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  • #(lb) A printing machine.
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  • (lb) A collective term for the print-based media (both the people and the newspapers).
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  • (lb) A publisher.
  • (lb) (especially in Ireland and Scotland) An enclosed storage space (e.g. closet, cupboard).
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  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ΒΆ.
  • An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
  • *1974 , Charles Gaines & George Butler, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding , p.22:
  • *:This is the fourth set of benchpresses. There will be five more; then there will be five sets of presses on an inclined bench.
  • An additional bet in a golf match that duplicates an existing (usually losing) wager in value, but begins even at the time of the bet.
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  • (lb) Pure, unfermented grape juice.
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  • A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:I have misused the king's press .
  • Synonyms
    * (storage space) closet, cupboard, wardrobe (British ) * (printing machine) printing press
    Derived terms
    * alternative press * bench press * fruit press * press cake * press gang * press-mark * press officer * press secretary * shoulder press * trouser press

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) .


  • (ambitransitive) to exert weight or force against, to act upon with with force or weight
  • to compress, squeeze
  • to press fruit for the purpose of extracting the juice
  • to clasp, hold in an embrace; to hug
  • She took her son, and press'd
    The illustrious infant to her fragrant breast'' (''Dryden , Illiad, VI. 178.)
  • to reduce to a particular shape or form by pressure, especially flatten or smooth
  • to press cloth with an iron
    to press a hat
  • (sewing) To flatten a selected area of fabric using an iron with an up-and-down, not sliding, motion, so as to avoid disturbing adjacent areas.
  • to drive or thrust by pressure, to force in a certain direction
  • to press a crowd back
  • (obsolete) to weigh upon, oppress, trouble
  • He turns from us;
    Alas, he weeps too! Something presses him
    He would reveal, but dare not.-Sir, be comforted.'' (''Fletcher , Pilgrim, I. 2.)
  • to force to a certain end or result; to urge strongly, impel
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  • The two gentlemen who conducted me to the island were pressed by their private affairs to return in three days.
  • To try to force (something upon someone); to urge or inculcate.
  • to press the Bible on an audience
  • * Dryden
  • He pressed a letter upon me within this hour.
  • * Addison
  • Be sure to press upon him every motive.
  • to hasten, urge onward
  • to press a horse in a race
  • to urge, beseech, entreat
  • God heard their prayers, wherein they earnestly pressed him for the honor of his great name.'' (''Winthrop , Hist. New England, II. 35)
  • to lay stress upon, emphasize
  • If we read but a very little, we naturally want to press it all; if we read a great deal, we are willing not to press the whole of what we read, and we learn what ought to be pressed and what not.'' (''M. Arnold , Literature and Dogma, Pref.)
  • (ambitransitive) to throng, crowd
  • (obsolete) to print
  • To force into service, particularly into naval service.
  • * Dryden
  • To peaceful peasant to the wars is pressed .
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    Derived terms
    * press charges * press on

    See also

    * hot press (baking, laundry) * hot off the press (printing) * press down


    * Entry for the imperfect and past participle in Webster's dictionary * *


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    (en adjective)
  • Under pressure.
  • Verb

  • (pressurize)