Decompression in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Decompression

the gradual reduction of air pressure

Examples of Decompression in a sentence

You experience decompression whenever you go up a mountain or significantly change elevations, as the air pressure is lower in higher areas.  🔊

Rapid decompression is extremely dangerous, so divers must return to the surface slowly in order to change air pressure safely.  🔊

While you would suffer decompression if you were blasted out of an airlock in space, the difference in pressure is actually quite small and wouldn’t kill you outright.  🔊

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