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Noun: decompressing  ,dee-kum'pre-sing
  1. Relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
    - decompression
Verb: decompress  ,dee-kum'pres
  1. Restore to its uncompressed form
    "decompress data";
    - uncompress
  2. Decrease the pressure of
    "decompress the cabin in the air plane";
    - depressurize, depressurise [Brit]
  3. Become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    "He decompressed in the hot tub";
    - relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, slow down

Type of: adjust, alleviation, change state, correct, easement, easing, reconstruct, relief, restore, set, turn

Antonym: compress

Encyclopedia: Decompress