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English verb: decompress

1. decompress (contact) restore to its uncompressed form

SamplesDecompress data.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reconstruct, restore

Antonymscompress, pack together, compact

2. decompress (change) decrease the pressure of

SamplesDepressurize the cabin in the air plane.

Synonymsdepressurise, depressurize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

Narrower (hyponym)puncture

Antonymspressurise, pressurize

3. decompress (body) become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

SamplesHe relaxed in the hot tub.
Let's all relax after a hard day's work.

ExamplesSam and Sue decompress

Synonymsloosen up, relax, slow down, unbend, unwind

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody's (body part) ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)sit back, take it easy, vege out, vegetate

Antonymstense up, tense

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