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decompress

verb [I or T]     /ˌdiː.kəmˈpres/
to reduce in pressure or return to the original lower pressure , or to cause something to do this: If a plane window breaks , the cabin will rapidly decompress. specialized computing to return to the original size , or to cause something to do this: The computer chip compresses and decompresses a colour image in less than a second.Enlarging and inflatingBecoming bigger [I] informal to relax : After relocating to Britain we'll need a few days off to decompress.Calming and relaxing
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