Simple Definition of decompress
: to release or reduce the physical pressure on something
computers : to change (a computer file that has been made smaller) back to its original size by using special software
: to rest and relax
Full Definition of decompress
1 : to release from pressure or compression
2 : to convert (as a compressed file or signal) to an expanded or original size
: to undergo release from pressure; especially : relax <need a week off to decompress>
Examples of decompress in a sentence
Once pressure was released, the vertebrae decompressed.
The file must be decompressed before it can be read.
First Known Use of decompress
Rhymes with decompress
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Medical Definition of decompress
: to release from pressure or compression
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