- to cause to undergo decompression.
- to undergo decompression.
- Informal. to relax; unwind.
Origin of decompress
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Examples from the Web for decompress
Everyone was dazed by their look at death, but relieved by the opportunity to decompress.I Heard About the Latest Crazed Shooter While I Watched the World Cup with Guys He Almost Killed
July 1, 2014
He was talking about places that give a neighborhood its stability and coherence, where we can see familiar faces and decompress.The Fourth Place
July 6, 2010
He cited the waste of oxygen which resulted by having to decompress Bandit every time someone left or entered the ship.First on the Moon
- to relieve (a substance) of pressure or (of a substance) to be relieved of pressure
- to return (a diver, caisson worker, etc) to a condition of normal atmospheric pressure gradually from a condition of increased pressure or (of a diver, etc) to be returned to such a condition
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Word Origin and History for decompress
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