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de·com·press

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

decompress

(ˌdiːkəmˈprɛs)
vb
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
ˌdecomˈpression n
ˌdecomˈpressive adj

de•com•press

(ˌdi kəmˈprɛs)

v.t.
1. to cause to undergo decompression.
v.i.
2. to undergo decompression.
3. to relax; unwind.
[1900–05; translation of French décomprimer]
de`com•pres′sive, adj.

decompress


Past participle: decompressed
Gerund: decompressing

Imperative
decompress
decompress
Present
I decompress
you decompress
he/she/it decompresses
we decompress
you decompress
they decompress
Preterite
I decompressed
you decompressed
he/she/it decompressed
we decompressed
you decompressed
they decompressed
Present Continuous
I am decompressing
you are decompressing
he/she/it is decompressing
we are decompressing
you are decompressing
they are decompressing
Present Perfect
I have decompressed
you have decompressed
he/she/it has decompressed
we have decompressed
you have decompressed
they have decompressed
Past Continuous
I was decompressing
you were decompressing
he/she/it was decompressing
we were decompressing
you were decompressing
they were decompressing
Past Perfect
I had decompressed
you had decompressed
he/she/it had decompressed
we had decompressed
you had decompressed
they had decompressed
Future
I will decompress
you will decompress
he/she/it will decompress
we will decompress
you will decompress
they will decompress
Future Perfect
I will have decompressed
you will have decompressed
he/she/it will have decompressed
we will have decompressed
you will have decompressed
they will have decompressed
Future Continuous
I will be decompressing
you will be decompressing
he/she/it will be decompressing
we will be decompressing
you will be decompressing
they will be decompressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decompressing
you have been decompressing
he/she/it has been decompressing
we have been decompressing
you have been decompressing
they have been decompressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decompressing
you will have been decompressing
he/she/it will have been decompressing
we will have been decompressing
you will have been decompressing
they will have been decompressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decompressing
you had been decompressing
he/she/it had been decompressing
we had been decompressing
you had been decompressing
they had been decompressing
Conditional
I would decompress
you would decompress
he/she/it would decompress
we would decompress
you would decompress
they would decompress
Past Conditional
I would have decompressed
you would have decompressed
he/she/it would have decompressed
we would have decompressed
you would have decompressed
they would have decompressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
compress, pack together, compact - make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"
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 easedecompress - 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"
sit back, take it easy - settle into a comfortable sitting position
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
Translations

decompress

[ˌdiːkəmˈpres] VTdescomprimir

decompress

vt
divereiner Dekompression (dat)unterziehen
picture, signal, datadekomprimieren
visich einer Dekompression (dat)unterziehen

decompress

[ˌdiːkəmˈprɛs] vtfare la decompressione di
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