decompression

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de- +‎ compression

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decompression (usually uncountable, plural decompressions)

  1. The process of decompressing.
    The decompression of large data files may take a while.
  2. The restoration to atmospheric pressure of a person who has spent time under higher pressure (such as a diver)
  3. (medicine) The relief of pressure on a body part by surgery

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