decompression

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  • noun

Synonyms for decompression

restoring compressed information to its normal form for use or display

relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)

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John Goglia, a former board member of the NTSB, the US agency that investigates plane crashes, said the lack of a distress call suggested that the plane either experienced an explosive decompression or was destroyed by an explosive device.
2 MPa (750 psi) was used in the test to evaluate explosive decompression resistance.
If it's an explosive decompression there's a big bang, and lots of white mist as the air inside disappears.
Twenty of these events involved material-equipment failures that included explosive decompression, pressurization-system malfunctions, OBOGS malfunctions, and damaged or failed personal-protective equipment (oxygen mask, hoses, regulators).
It is believed the Learjet suffered an explosive decompression, a very rare but usually fatal loss of pressure.
DURAVIS - rugged flat panel LCD displays features daylight readability, lightweight mechanical chassis, and anti-glare protective covers for impact protection and explosive decompression.
A fluoroelastomer formulation has been developed for an explosive decompression environment.