Definition of recompression in US English:

recompression

noun

  • 1The action or an act of recompressing something, especially a gas; the fact or state of being compressed again.

  • 2The action or an act of recompressing a person or animal, especially by exposure to increasing air pressure (typically during descent from a high-altitude flight without pressurization, or following decompression after a dive).

Origin

Early 19th century. From re- + compression, after recompress.

Pronunciation

recompression

/ˌriːkəmˈprɛʃn/