Definition of Decompressing in English :

Define Decompressing in English

Decompressing meaning in English

Meaning of Decompressing in English

Pronunciation of Decompressing in English

Decompressing pronunciation in English

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1. decompressing, decompression

relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)

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to relieve (a substance) of pressure or (of a substance) to be relieved of pressure
to return (a diver, caisson worker, etc) to a condition of normal atmospheric pressure gradually from a condition of increased pressure or (of a diver, etc) to be returned to such a condition
3. (intransitive) informal
to relax after stressful activity

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verb transitive
to free from pressure
to free (a deep-sea diver, tunnel worker, etc.) from compression or air pressure by means of an air lock

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v. de·com·pressed, de·com·press·ing, de·com·press·es
1. To relieve of pressure or compression.
2. To bring (a person exposed to conditions of increased pressure) gradually back to normal atmospheric pressure.
1. To adjust to normal atmospheric conditions after being exposed to increased pressure.
2. Informal To relax: decompressed after 12 hours of driving.

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