uncompress

verb

un·​com·​press ˌən-kəm-ˈpres How to pronounce uncompress (audio)
uncompressed; uncompressing; uncompresses

transitive verb

computers
: decompress, unzip
… you can view the archived files without having to uncompress, or unzip, them first.Inc.
… the file was compressed during the sending process, and your system lacks the necessary utility to uncompress the file.Richard Peters and Robert Sikorski

Examples of uncompress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Overnight surgery to uncompress the spine and remove bone fragments. Robert McCoppin, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncompress was in 1987

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“Uncompress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompress. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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