AskDefine | Define decompress

Dictionary Definition

decompress

Verb

1 restore to its uncompressed form; "decompress data" [syn: uncompress] [ant: compress]
2 decrease the pressure of; "depressurize the cabin in the air plane" [syn: depressurize, depressurise] [ant: pressurize, pressurize]
3 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" [syn: relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, slow down] [ant: tense]

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English

Verb

  1. To relieve the pressure or compression on something.
  2. To bring someone (such as a diver) back to normal atmospheric pressure after being exposed to high pressure.
  3. In the context of "transitive|computing": To restore compressed data to its normal size.
  4. To adjust to normal atmospheric pressure after being exposed to high pressure.
  5. In the context of "intransitive|informal": To relax.

Translations

To relieve the pressure or compression on something
To bring someone (such as a diver) back to normal atmospheric pressure
To restore compressed data to its normal size
To adjust to normal atmospheric pressure after being exposed to high pressure
To relax

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Decompression has several meanings:
decompress in French: Décompression
decompress in Italian: Decompressione
decompress in Polish: Dekompresja
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