decompress vs depressurize what difference

what is difference between decompress and depressurize

English

Etymology

de- +‎ compress

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːkəmˈpɹɛs/

Verb

decompress (third-person singular simple present decompresses, present participle decompressing, simple past and past participle decompressed)

  1. (transitive) To relieve the pressure or compression on something.
  2. (transitive) To bring someone (such as a diver) back to normal atmospheric pressure after being exposed to high pressure.
  3. (transitive, computing) To restore (compressed data) to its original form.
  4. (intransitive) To adjust to normal atmospheric pressure after being exposed to high pressure.
  5. (intransitive, informal) To relax.

Derived terms

  • decompression

Translations

Anagrams

  • compressed


English

Alternative forms

  • depressurise

Etymology

From de- +‎ pressurize

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈpɹɛʃəɹaɪz/

Verb

depressurize (third-person singular simple present depressurizes, present participle depressurizing, simple past and past participle depressurized)

  1. (transitive) To reduce the air pressure within a chamber.
  2. (intransitive) To have the pressure of one’s environmental atmosphere reduced.

Synonyms

  • decompress

Antonyms

  • pressurize

Derived terms

  • depressurization

Translations


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