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decompress

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Engineering, Computers
decompressde‧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]
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Examples from the Corpus
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.
From Longman Business Dictionarydecompressde‧com‧press /ˌdiːkəmˈpres/ verb [transitive] computing to change the information in a computer document back into a form that can be easily read or used, from information that was stored in a form that used less space on the computer’s memoryMost Macs decompress files automatically. compare compress→ See Verb table
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Verb table
decompress
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydecompress
he, she, itdecompresses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydecompressed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave decompressed
he, she, ithas decompressed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad decompressed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill decompress
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have decompressed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam decompressing
he, she, itis decompressing
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you, we, theyare decompressing
Past
I, he, she, itwas decompressing
you, we, theywere decompressing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been decompressing
he, she, ithas been decompressing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been decompressing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be decompressing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been decompressing
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