decompress

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verb de·com·press \ˌdē-kəm-ˈpres\

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>

decompression

play \-ˈpre-shən\ noun

Examples of decompress in a sentence

  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


DECOMPRESS Defined for English Language Learners

decompress

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verb de·com·press \ˌdē-kəm-ˈpres\

Definition of decompress for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

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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