[ UK /dˌiːkəmpɹˈɛs/ ]
  1. restore to its uncompressed form
    decompress data
  2. decrease the pressure of
    depressurize the cabin in the air plane
  3. become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    He relaxed in the hot tub
    Let's all relax after a hard day's work
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How To Use decompress In A Sentence

  • The question, which has been eating at Matthews for several years, is gnawing on him a couple of hours later as he decompresses at a party at Spago in Beverly Hills.
  • Data from human studies indicate that decompression at 1,000 feet/minute results in excitement and euphoria, followed by sensory dullness, weakness, and unconsciousness.
  • High PO2 levels help produce an efficient decompression profile providing they are balanced against oxygen toxicity.
  • Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), today announced the U.S. launch of the X-STOP PEEK IPD System, the first interspinous process decompression (IPD) device approved by the U.S. Health News from Medical News Today
  • R. stretched out on the couch while G. and I unloaded the van but she could hardly wait to get into one of the rocking chairs on the front porch where we ate lunch and began the process of decompressing from our long journey.
  • ‘After sitting in an office for eight hours a day, working out was the perfect way to decompress and relax,’ she says.
  • Walsh transform used for color image compression and decompression.
  • Instantly, the flight deck was filled with mist as the howl of decompression began. THE RHYTHM SECTION
  • What else happens when a cabin undergoes explosive decompression?
  • In this day of "decompressed" story telling one may marvel at the stunning artwork while waiting for something substantial to happend for several issues. Archive 2006-08-01
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