Definition of decompression chamber in English:

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decompression chamber

Pronunciation: /ˈˌdēkəmˈpreSHən ˈCHāmbər/

noun

A small room in which the air pressure can be varied, used chiefly to allow deep-sea divers to adjust gradually to normal air pressure.
Example sentences
  • A diver was treated in the decompression chamber at ICIT in Stromness after surfacing on Sunday afternoon with symptoms of the bends.
  • TWO divers needed treatment in a decompression chamber yesterday after getting into difficulties off Bridlington.
  • The navy had an emergency decompression chamber on stand by in case one of the divers suffered the bends.

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Syllabification: de·com·pres·sion cham·ber

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