Antonyms of verb compress

1 of 2 senses of compress

Sense 1
compress, compact, pack together -- (make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data")
       Antonym of decompress (Sense 1)
      => decompress, uncompress -- (restore to its uncompressed form; "decompress data")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb compress

2 senses of compress

Sense 1
compress, compact, pack together -- (make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data")
       => wedge, squeeze, force -- (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner")

Sense 2
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

Antonyms of adj compressed

3 senses of compressed

Sense 1
compressed, tight -- (pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed")

INDIRECT (VIA closed) -> open, opened -- (used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened")

Sense 2
compressed -- (reduced in volume by pressure; "compressed air")

INDIRECT (VIA compressible) -> incompressible -- (incapable of being compressed; resisting compression; "mounds of incompressible garbage")

Sense 3
compressed, flat -- (flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes))

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> thick -- (not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets")

Similarity of adj compressed

3 senses of compressed

Sense 1
compressed, tight -- (pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed")
       => closed (vs. open), shut -- (used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight")

Sense 2
compressed -- (reduced in volume by pressure; "compressed air")
       => compressible (vs. incompressible) -- (capable of being compressed or made more compact; "compressible packing materials"; "a compressible box")

Sense 3
compressed, flat -- (flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes))
       => thin (vs. thick) -- (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint")

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