Etymology
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decompression (n.)

"process of relieving or reducing pressure," 1905, from de- + compression. Decompression chamber is attested by 1903.

updated on September 17, 2018

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Definitions of decompression from WordNet

decompression (n.)
restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display;
decompression (n.)
relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure);
Synonyms: decompressing
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