decompression chamber

noun

Definition of decompression chamber

:a small room that allows a person (such as an ocean diver) to slowly experience lower amounts of air pressure until normal air pressure is reached

Word by Word Definitions

decompress play decompression
  1. : to release from pressure or compression

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

  3. : to undergo release from pressure

chamber play
  1. : room

  2. : a natural or artificial enclosed space or cavity

  3. : a hall for the meetings of a deliberative, legislative, or judicial body

  1. : to place in or as if in a chamber : house

  2. : to serve as a chamber for

  1. : being, relating to, or performing chamber music


Medical Dictionary

decompression chamber

noun

medical Definition of decompression chamber

1 :a chamber in which excessive pressure can be reduced gradually to atmospheric pressure
2 :a chamber in which an individual can be gradually subjected to decreased atmospheric pressure (as in simulating conditions at high altitudes)

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