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decompression chamber

Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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decompression chamber

noun
1.
a chamber in which the pressure of air can be varied slowly for returning people from abnormal pressures to atmospheric pressure without inducing decompression sickness
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decompression chamber in Medicine

decompression chamber n.
A compartment in which atmospheric pressure can be gradually raised or lowered, used especially in readjusting divers or underwater workers to normal atmospheric pressure or in treating decompression sickness.

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decompression chamber in Science
decompression chamber
  (dē'kəm-prěsh'ən)   
A compartment in which atmospheric pressure can be gradually raised or lowered, used especially in readjusting divers or underwater workers to normal atmospheric pressure or in treating decompression sickness.
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