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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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1. (General Physics) to relieve (a substance) of pressure or (of a substance) to be relieved of pressure
2. (General Physics) 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
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1. to cause to undergo decompression.v.i.
2. to undergo decompression.
3. to relax; unwind.
[1900–05; translation of French décomprimer]
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Past participle: decompressed
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|Verb||1.||decompress - restore to its uncompressed form; "decompress data"|
restore, reconstruct - return to its original or usable and functioning condition; "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"
|2.||decompress - decrease the pressure of; "depressurize the cabin in the air plane"|
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
puncture - cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing; "puncture an air balloon"
|3.||decompress - become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"|
vege out, vegetate - engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"
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decompress[ˌdiːkəmˈpres] VT → descomprimir
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