What are the opposite words for compress?

Compress means to press something down, to make it more compact, to squeeze or to condense. The antonyms of the word compress are stretch, expand, dilate, balloon, and inflate. The opposite of compress is when you open something up to make it larger, bigger or more spacious. When something is compressed, it can also mean it is restricted, limited or compacted. When you stretch or expand something, it can lead to more freedom of space and movement. Therefore, knowing the antonyms for compress can help improve communication skills in both writing and speaking by using the correct terms to convey the desired meaning.

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