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decompress

verb

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to get rid of nervous tension or anxiety
  • after she gets home from work, she needs some time to decompress before preparing dinner

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The first known use of decompress was in 1905

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“Decompress.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/decompress. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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