HyperDic: decompress

English > 3 senses of the word decompress:
VERBcontactdecompress, uncompressrestore to its uncompressed form
changedecompress, depressurize, depressurisedecrease the pressure of
bodydecompress, relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, slow downbecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
English > decompress: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningrestore to its uncompressed form.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"decompress data"
Broaderrestore, reconstructReturn to its original or usable and functioning condition
Oppositecompress, compact, pack togethermake more compact by or as if by pressing
Nounsdecompressionrestoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display
English > decompress: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningdecrease the pressure of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdepressurize, depressurise
NarrowerpunctureCause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Oppositepressurize, pressuriseincrease the pressure in or of
Nounsdecompression, decompressingrelieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
English > decompress: 3 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody's (body part) ----s
ModelSam and Sue decompress
Synonymsrelax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, slow down
Caused byrelax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedCause to feel relaxed
Narrowersit back, take it easySettle into a comfortable sitting position
vege out, vegetateEngage in passive relaxation
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositetense, tense upBecome tense, nervous, or uneasy
Spanishmitigar, relajar

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