AskDefine | Define decompression

Dictionary Definition



1 restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display [ant: compression]
2 relieving pressure [syn: decompressing] [ant: compression]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The restoration to atmospheric pressure of a person who has spent time under higher pressure (such as a diver)
  2. The relief of pressure on a body part by surgery

Extensive Definition

Decompression has several meanings:
decompression in French: Décompression
decompression in Italian: Decompressione
decompression in Polish: Dekompresja
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