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Definition of decompress verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    decompress

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌdikəmˈprɛs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decompress
     
    he / she / it decompresses
     
    past simple decompressed
     
    -ing form decompressing
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] decompress (something) to have the air pressure in something reduced to a normal level or to reduce it to its normal level
  2. 2 [transitive] decompress something (computing) to return files, etc. to their original size after they have been compressed opposite compress
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