decompression :

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dee kuhm pre shuhn

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

  • For the child, the benefits of decompression seem even more significant.
  • Foot by foot the decompression chamber was hoisted toward the surface.
  • 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.

  • Dianne Feinstein in San Francisco Chronicle
    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...
  • Matt Doherty in Chicago Tribune
    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...
  • Bill Richardson in
    You know, there are always periods of decompression in my life - this is one of them - that I grow a beard,Richardson explained.

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