Definitions of decompression
  1. noun
    relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
    synonyms: decompressing
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    compressing, compression
    applying pressure
    type of:
    alleviation, easement, easing, relief
    the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
  2. noun
    restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display
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    encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
    type of:
    decipherment, decoding, decryption
    the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text
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