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decompression chamber

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noun
  1. hyperbaric chamber.
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Origin of decompression chamber

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for decompression chamber

decompression chamber

noun
  1. a chamber in which the pressure of air can be varied slowly for returning people from abnormal pressures to atmospheric pressure without inducing decompression sickness
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decompression chamber in Medicine

decompression chamber

n.
  1. A compartment in which atmospheric pressure can be gradually raised or lowered, used especially in readjusting divers or underwater workers to normal atmospheric pressure or in treating decompression sickness.
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decompression chamber in Science

decompression chamber

[dē′kəm-prĕshən]
  1. A compartment in which atmospheric pressure can be gradually raised or lowered, used especially in readjusting divers or underwater workers to normal atmospheric pressure or in treating decompression sickness.
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