explosive decompression


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rap·id de·com·pres·sion

sudden severe expansion of gases due to a reduction in ambient pressure.

explosive decompression

In aviators or divers, decompression resulting from an extremely rapid rate of change to a much lesser pressure. This may occur if a high-altitude aircraft suddenly loses its cabin pressure or if a diver ascends rapidly. Either of these causes violent expansion of body gases.
See: decompression illness
See also: decompression
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