• (British) IPA: /diːkəmˈpɹɛʃən/

decompression (uncountable)

  1. The process of decompressing.
    The decompression of large data files may take a while.
  2. The restoration to atmospheric pressure of a person who has spent time under higher pressure (such as a diver)
  3. Mode of operation of some internal combustion engines that makes them easier to start, but significantly increases fuel consumption.
  4. (medicine) The relief of pressure on a body part by surgery
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