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Definition of "decompression" [decompression]

  • The act or process of decompressing. (noun)
  • A surgical procedure used to relieve pressure on an organ or part, such as the abdomen, cranium, or spinal cord. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "decompression" in a sentence
  • ""I'd prefer to stay away from the word 'decompression' in some places because one possible defense is that this word in the statute is ambiguous as applied to what happened to the sheep," wrote Tony Lucchesi, one of the university's attorneys in an Aug. 5 email to a U.S. Navy official."
  • "We are not amazed to see a 1 meg file "become" a 100 meg file when decompression is applied."
  • "In regard to raw data, decompression is not lossy."
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