decompress

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decompress (third-person singular simple present decompresses, present participle decompressing, simple past and past participle decompressed)

  1. (transitive) To relieve the pressure or compression on something.
  2. (transitive) To bring someone (such as a diver) back to normal atmospheric pressure after being exposed to high pressure.
  3. (transitive, computing) To restore compressed data to its normal size.
  4. (intransitive) To adjust to normal atmospheric pressure after being exposed to high pressure.
  5. (intransitive, informal) To relax.

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