Definition of decompress
- need a week off to decompress
Once pressure was released, the vertebrae decompressed.
The file must be decompressed before it can be read.
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: to release or reduce the physical pressure on something or to have the physical pressure released or reduced
computers : to change (a computer file that has been made smaller) back to its original size by using special software
: to rest and relax
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