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Synonyms for decompress
ˌdi kəmˈprɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decompress, uncompress(verb)

    restore to its uncompressed form

    "decompress data"

    Synonyms:
    unwind, depressurise, loosen up, relax, uncompress, unbend, depressurize, slow down

    Antonyms:
    pack together, compact, compress

  2. depressurize, depressurise, decompress(verb)

    decrease the pressure of

    "depressurize the cabin in the air plane"

    Synonyms:
    unwind, depressurise, loosen up, relax, uncompress, unbend, depressurize, slow down

    Antonyms:
    pack together, compact, compress

  3. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down(verb)

    become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

    "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

    Synonyms:
    straighten, slow down, unbend, depressurise, loosen, disentangle, warm up, slacken, depressurize, unlax, unroll, limber up, loosen up, slow, decelerate, unstuff, loose, slack up, wind off, slow up, uncompress, retard, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

    Antonyms:
    pack together, compress, compact

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "decompress":

    unzip, uncompress, unwind

How to pronounce decompress?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say decompress in sign language?

  1. decompress

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2901slow
#5227loose
#6781relax
#17781slack
#25712unwind
#26099unzip
#29528loosen
#32067straighten
#34071retard
#59637decompress
#75028uncompress
#92682unroll
#97520disentangle
#131669decelerate
#154483slacken

How to use decompress in a sentence?

  1. Jackie Fortin:

    They really need time to be together and decompress after being separated for months.

  2. Wendy Martinez Farmer:

    If you've had a rough call and need a minute, you can decompress in there.

  3. Jill Ellis:

    I apologise for disappointing my team mates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me, i think it's best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team.

  4. Kristen Lee Costa:

    You want to have plenty of verbal exit strategies in your arsenal, some of my favorites: ‘Yes, that person can come off as bossy, but I also think she has a lot of leadership potential’ and ‘I understand you’re really frustrated right now, and I am happy to talk with you later, once you’ve had some time to decompress a bit.’.

  5. Michael Phelps:

    I mean I’ll go and swim from time to time just to kind of decompress and get away, but I don’t miss the grind of that. I mean, it’s probably easier than doing what I’m doing now, i would say training for the Olympics is easier than living a normal life where I’m outside of the pool most of the time.


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