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decompress

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verb de·com·press \ˌdē-kəm-ˈpres\

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. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to release from pressure or compression

  3. 2 :  to convert (as a compressed file or signal) to an expanded or original size

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo release from pressure; especially :  relax <need a week off to decompress>

de·com·pres·sion play \-ˈpre-shən\ noun

Examples of decompress

  1. Once pressure was released, the vertebrae decompressed.

  2. The file must be decompressed before it can be read.



1905

First Known Use of decompress

1905


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decompress

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transitive verb de·com·press \ˌdē-kəm-ˈpres\

Medical Definition of decompress

  1. :  to release from pressure or compression




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