Definition of Decompress in English :

Define Decompress in English

Decompress meaning in English

Meaning of Decompress in English

Pronunciation of Decompress in English

Decompress pronunciation in English

Pronounce Decompress in English


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1. decompress, uncompress

restore to its uncompressed form

Example Sentences:
'decompress data'

2. decompress, depressurise, depressurize

decrease the pressure of

Example Sentences:
'depressurize the cabin in the air plane'

3. decompress, loosen up, relax, slow down, unbend, unwind

become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

Example Sentences:
'He relaxed in the hot tub'
'Let's all relax after a hard day's work'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of decompress
to relieve (a substance) of pressure or (of a substance) to be relieved of pressure
to return (a diver, caisson worker, etc) to a condition of normal atmospheric pressure gradually from a condition of increased pressure or (of a diver, etc) to be returned to such a condition
3. (intransitive) informal
to relax after stressful activity

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see synonyms of decompress
verb transitive
to free from pressure
to free (a deep-sea diver, tunnel worker, etc.) from compression or air pressure by means of an air lock

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see synonyms of decompress
v. de·com·pressed, de·com·press·ing, de·com·press·es
1. To relieve of pressure or compression.
2. To bring (a person exposed to conditions of increased pressure) gradually back to normal atmospheric pressure.
1. To adjust to normal atmospheric conditions after being exposed to increased pressure.
2. Informal To relax: decompressed after 12 hours of driving.

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