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

Definition of uncompress

transitive verb

: 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, "Band director seriously injured in freak accident during Chicago rehearsal when equipment falls from ceiling," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of uncompress

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncompress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompress. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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