decompression

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the expansion of a compressed image or data file so that it can be viewed

Computing

  • noun the process of expanding a compressed image or data file so that it can be viewed

Medical

  • noun a controlled reduction of atmospheric pressure which occurs as a diver returns to the surface

Sports

  • noun the expansion of small nitrogen bubbles in body tissues that occurs as a person rises from a scuba dive, which can be harmful if not controlled
  • noun a surgical procedure carried out to reduce pressure in an organ or part of the body caused, e.g., by fluid on the brain, or to reduce the pressure of tissues on a nerve
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