decompress vs relax what difference

what is difference between decompress and relax

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

Etymology

From Middle English relaxen, from Old French relaxer, from Latin relaxāre (relax, loosen, open), from re- (back) + laxāre (loosen), from laxus (loose, free).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈlæks/
  • Rhymes: -æks

Verb

relax (third-person singular simple present relaxes, present participle relaxing, simple past and past participle relaxed)

  1. (transitive) To calm down.
  2. (transitive) To make something loose.
  3. (intransitive) To become loose.
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      I relax in the living room.

  4. (transitive) To make something less severe or tense.
  5. (intransitive) To become less severe or tense.
  6. (transitive) To make something (such as codes and regulations) more lenient.
    • 1713, Jonathan Swift, A Preface to Bishop Burnet’s Introduction
      The statute of mortmain [] was at several times relaxed by the legislature.
  7. (intransitive, of codes and regulations) To become more lenient.
  8. (transitive) To relieve (something) from stress.
  9. (transitive, dated) To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open.

Antonyms

  • stress, excite

Derived terms

  • relaxable
  • overrelax, underrelax

Related terms

  • relaxation

Translations

Anagrams

  • laxer, raxle

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /reˈlaks/

Noun

relax m (invariable)

  1. relaxation (mental or physical)

References


Spanish

Etymology

Pseudo-anglicism, shortening of English relaxation or erroneous borrowing of English relax.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrelaks/, [ˈre.laks]

Noun

relax m (uncountable)

  1. relaxation

Derived terms

  • estar de relax

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