1. [ verb ] decrease the pressure of
Synonyms: depressurise depressurize

"depressurize the cabin in the air plane"

Related terms: pressurize adjust puncture decompression
2. [ verb ] become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
Synonyms: relax unbend slow_down unwind loosen_up

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

Related terms: change_state sit_back vege_out relaxation
3. [ verb ] restore to its uncompressed form
Synonyms: uncompress

"decompress data"

Related terms: restore decompression
4. [ verb ] become less tense
Synonyms: relax unbend unstrain unwind slow_down make_relaxed loosen_up unlax

"He relaxed in the hot tub"

Related terms: tense tense change_state affect sit_back unbend vege_out relaxer relaxant
Similar spelling:   decompression