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decompression sicknessnoun [U]

uk   us   (also the bends)
a ​seriousmedicalconditioncaused by ​returning too ​quickly to the ​surface of the ​sea when diving with ​breathingequipment
(Definition of decompression sickness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “decompression sickness”
in Chinese (Simplified) 潜水病,降压病…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潛水病,降壓病…
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