decompaction

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de- +‎ compaction

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decompaction (plural decompactions)

  1. (chiefly in geology, biochemistry) The act or process of making something less compact; often specifically the reversal of previous compaction
    • 1995, Georgiy P. Zaraisky & Victor N. Balashov, “Thermal Decompaction of Rocks”, in Shmulovich et al. editors, Fluids in the Crust[1], ISBN 0412563207, page 254:
      As a result of decompaction, the permeability of low-porosity rocks may increase by several orders of magnitude.

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