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Decompression   /dˌikəmprˈɛʃən/   Listen

Restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display.
Relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure).  Synonym: decompressing.

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"Decompression" Quotes from Famous Books

... seconds and minutes now seemed hours. It was only by sheer will power that I restrained myself as I realized that going under the air pressure might be done safely quite fast, that he must come out slowly, by stages, that over the telephone that connected with his helmet he was directing the decompression in accordance with the latest knowledge that medical science had derived of how to avoid the ...
— The Treasure-Train • Arthur B. Reeve

... be dangerous in the extreme, forming a writhing whip that can lash through a spacesuit as though it did not exist. What damage it did to flesh and bone after that was of minor importance; a man who loses all his air in explosive decompression certainly has very little use for flesh ...
— Thin Edge • Gordon Randall Garrett

Words linked to "Decompression" :   compression, decompress, decipherment, easement, decompression sickness, decryption, alleviation, decoding, easing, relief

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