decompress
decompress decompress v. t. to subject to the process of {decompression}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • decompress — de‧com‧press [ˌdiːkəmˈpres] verb [transitive] COMPUTING to change the information in a computer document back into a form that can be easily read or used, from information that was stored in a form that used less space on the computer s memory: • …   Financial and business terms

  • decompress — v. i. to undergo the process of {decompression}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decompress —   [engl.], dekomprimieren …   Universal-Lexikon

  • decompress — 1905, from DE (Cf. de ) + COMPRESS (Cf. compress). Related: Decompressed; decompressing …   Etymology dictionary

  • decompress — ► VERB 1) expand (compressed computer data) to its normal size. 2) subject (a diver) to decompression. DERIVATIVES decompressor noun …   English terms dictionary

  • decompress — [dē΄kəm pres′] vt. 1. to free from pressure 2. to free (a deep sea diver, tunnel worker, etc.) from compression or air pressure by means of an air lock …   English World dictionary

  • decompress — UK [ˌdiːkəmˈpres] / US [ˌdɪkəmˈpres] verb [transitive] Word forms decompress : present tense I/you/we/they decompress he/she/it decompresses present participle decompressing past tense decompressed past participle decompressed 1) to reduce the… …   English dictionary

  • decompress — verb Date: 1905 transitive verb 1. to release from pressure or compression 2. to convert (as a compressed file or signal) to an expanded or original size intransitive verb to undergo release from pressure; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decompress — de|com|press [ˌdi:kəmˈpres] v [T] 1.) to reduce the pressure of air on something 2.) technical to change the information in a computer document back into a form that can be easily read or used, when the information was stored on the computer in a …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • decompress — decompressive, adj. /dee keuhm pres /, v.t. 1. to cause to undergo decompression. v.i. 2. to undergo decompression. 3. Informal. to relax; unwind. [1900 05; trans. of F décomprimer. See DE , COMPRESS] * * * …   Universalium

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