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Compress

Compress Meaning & Definition
Compress Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Compress?

[n] a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
[v] squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted"
[v] make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Compress: compact | constrict | contract | pack together | press | squeeze

Related Terms | Find terms related to Compress: abbreviate | abridge | abstract | Ace bandage | adhesive tape | application | band | bandage | bandaging | Band-Aid | bear | binder | bob | boil down | brace | capsulize | cast | cataplasm | circumscribe | clamp | clip | coarct | compact | concentrate | condense | congest | consolidate | constrict | constringe | contract | cotton | court plaster | cram | cramp | cravat | crop | crowd | crush | curtail | cut | cut back | cut down | cut off short | cut short | damp | dampen | decrease | deduct | deflate | densen | densify | depreciate | depress | diminish | dock | downgrade | draw | draw in | draw together | dressing | elastic bandage | elide | ensphere | epithem | epitomize | foreshorten | four-tailed bandage | gauze | jam | knit | lessen | lint | lower | mow | narrow | nip | pare | pinch | plaster | plaster cast | pledget | poll | pollard | poultice | press | prune | pucker | pucker up | purse | push | ram down | reap | recap | recapitulate | reduce | retrench | roll back | roller | roller bandage | rubber bandage | scale down | shave | shear | shorten | shrink | simplify | sling | snub | solidify | splint | sponge | squab | squash | squeeze | squish | step down | strangle | strangulate | stunt | stupe | sum up | summarize | synopsize | take from | take in | tampon | tape | telescope | tent | tighten | tourniquet | triangular bandage | trim | truncate | tune down | tweak | wad up | wrinkle

See Also | astringe | bear down | choke | convulse | dressing | foamentation | force | fret | gag | medical dressing | overbear | pack | prim | scrag | strangle | strangulate | tamp | tamp down | tighten | wedge

Compress In Webster's Dictionary

\Com*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compressed}; p. pr & vb. n. {Compressing}.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water. Events of centuries . . . compressed within the compass of a single life. --D. Webster. The same strength of expression, though more compressed, runs through his historical harangues. --Melmoth. 2. To embrace sexually. [Obs.] --Pope. Syn: To crowd; squeeze; condense; reduce; abridge.
\Com"press\, n. [F. compresse.] (Surg.) A folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure on any part.

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