I often hear people talk of being pressurised into doing something, but I'm almost certain this is incorrect. A can of deodorant is pressurised, or a tin of beer, since in both cases the release of pressure yields a delicious bubbly beverage (in the former) or a pleasant smelling, easily applied spray to eliminate underarm smells (in the latter).
If one feels a degree of pressure to do something, does that not mean that one feels pressured into doing it, as opposed to feeling pressurised?
The term pressurised seems to me to be of North American origin (I refuse to use a z instead of an s). This seems reason enough not to use it, given that American English is a different language to British English, however I see it time and again in British English language media.
There seems to be little in the way of consensus on other parts of the internet so I thought I might ask here.