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decompress in Computers topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdecompressde‧com‧press /ˌdiːkəmˈpres/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 TEto reduce the pressure of air on something2 technical to change the information in a computer document back into a form that can be easily read or used, when the information was stored on the computer in a special form that used less space in the computer’s memory 🔊 Most Macintosh computers can decompress files automatically.decompression /-ˈpreʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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decompressThe fire caused the plane's cabin to decompress.Going outside would be a shock: I needed some time to decompress before facing the real world.After you download a compressed file, you must decompress it to get it to work.Before you can decompress it you need the right program to do the job.The.exe files are usually self-extracting archives, which means they can decompress themselves.