press-, presso-, pressi-, -prim-, -prin-
(Latin: push lower, bear down on or against)
2. To cause the air inside an area, such as in an aircraft, to be the same as, or close to, a normal breathing area: Jane told her husband when she returned home that the system that usually pressurizes air in the passenger airplane failed to operate properly for a short time and the condition caused a great deal of terror for the passenger before it was returned to the normal functioning mode.
2. A condition in which political, social, or cultural freedom is restricted or controlled by force: The human rights activists were intent on bringing public attention to the repressions of the children in the tightly governed country.
2. Etymology: from Latin reprimenda, "that which is to be repressed."
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Sometimes when a person sprains his or her joint by twisting it in such a sudden and painful way, one treatment is applying an ice pack to reduce the swelling and wrapping the joint with a compression bandage and taking analgesics or painkillers to relieve the pain.2. Etymology: from Latin exprimere, "to press, to squeeze out; from ex-, "out of, from" and premere, "to press".