Definition of recompress in English:

recompress

verb

  • 1with object To compress again; especially to increase the pressure of (air or other gas); to increase the gas pressure in (a vessel or chamber) again.

  • 2with object To increase again the pressure of air or other gas acting on (a person or animal); specifically to subject (a diver or pilot) to increased pressure following a spell of decompression; to subject to recompression.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Walter Charleton (1620–1707), physician and natural philosopher. From re- + compress.

Pronunciation

recompress

/ˌriːkəmˈprɛs/