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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Relieving pressure; an adjustment to normal atmospheric pressure undergone by a person after flying to high altitutes or coming out of a deep water dive.

Usage examples (32)
  • In regard to raw data, decompression is not lossy.
  • And once caught, the fish are put into what is called the decompression bucket.
  • Miles has suggested that perhaps there was some kind of decompression scenario that took place here.
  • Can you say something about the military term "decompression" and what they can experience here at Walter Reed? for more
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