decompression decompression  /ˌdi kəm ˈprɛ ʃən/


  1. (n) restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display
  2. (n) relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)



  1. For the child, the benefits of decompression seem even more significant.
  2. Foot by foot the decompression chamber was hoisted toward the surface.
  3. A saturated diver forced to leave the pressurized chamber before a final 50 hours of decompression could explode internally because of rapidly expanding bodily gases.


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  1. Feinstein said after such a heated contest, "There's a period of decompression that has to take place. And it has to take place on interpersonal relationships as well. I can speak, I think, for Sen. Clinton. She wants to do everything she can to...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "Just the reflection, the wear and tear, the post-battle decompression that they were going through-it was really kind of telling," said Doherty, then a North Carolina player, now the head coach at Southern Methodist after short tenures at Notre...
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Matt Doherty Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "You know, there are always periods of decompression in my life - this is one of them - that I grow a beard," Richardson explained.
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Bill Richardson Source:

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