to cause to undergo decompression.
to undergo decompression.
Informal. to relax; unwind.
- de·com·pres·sive, adjective
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How to use decompress in a sentence
Burns says that “leg stiffness” is a measure of how a runner compresses and decompresses while on the ground.Eliud Kipchoge Is the GOAT. What Makes Him So Good? | syadron | August 21, 2021 | Outside Online
So if you’re looking for a solid middle-of-the-road set of ’buds that’s ready whether you plan to push hard or decompress, these Skullcandy earbuds may be the perfect fit.Skullcandy Indy ANC earbuds review: A lot of features for little money | Tony Ware | August 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
Their bite-sized portions allow them to decompress and internalize what they’ve seen, rather than pushing ever ahead into the unknown.
That’s not good for anyone’s mental health so we instituted this policy to really reinforce that we want people to decompress and take that time off.Some agencies are giving summer Fridays a second look so employees can ‘enjoy their life again’ | Kristina Monllos | May 14, 2021 | Digiday
Plus, it’s a great screen-free activity to decompress from too many hours online.37 Gifts to Buy This Mother's Day for Every Type of Mom in Your Life | Melissa Locker | May 3, 2021 | Time
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 | Daniel Genis | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was talking about places that give a neighborhood its stability and coherence, where we can see familiar faces and decompress.
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 | Jeff Sutton
British Dictionary definitions for decompress
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
- decompression, noun
- decompressive, adjective
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