decompressing :

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  • n  relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
  • v  restore to its uncompressed form
  • v  decrease the pressure of
  • v  become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

  • Developed by the Navy for training submariners and decompressing divers, the 29-ft.
  • Then, with a decompressing hiss, the door opened rapidly; in fact it seemed, to my eyes, to almost disappear.
  • He is out of phase, decompressing (sort of) as the political pace quickens.
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  • Cadets fall short of quest
    Even decompressing after a tough loss in the Class 3A state championship match was difficult for Concordia on Saturday.
    Nov. 12, 2013 - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
  • The Five Conversations Bill de Blasio Will Be Having This Weekend
    With just eight weeks before someone hands him the keys to City Hall, there are conversations Mayor de Blasio has to have, even if it’s while decompressing on the beach. Here are five things Mayor-elect de Blasio may be mulling between now and Jan. 1. 1. First Deputy Mayor Chirlane McCray? Mayor-elect de Blasio has never been shy about the crucial role his wife Chirlane McCray plays in his ...
    Nov. 8, 2013 - WNYC New York Public Radio

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