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ap·pressed

 (ə-prĕst′)
adj.
Lying flat or pressed closely against something, as hairs on certain plant stems.

[From Latin appressus, past participle of apprimere, to press down : ad-, ad- + premere, to press; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

appressed

(əˈprɛst)
adj
pressed closely against, but not joined to, a surface: leaves appressed to a stem.
[C18: from Latin appressus, from apprimere, from premere to press]

ap•pressed

(əˈprɛst)

adj.
pressed closely against or fitting closely to something.
[1785–95; < Latin appress(us), past participle of apprimere to press to (ap- ap-1 + -primere, comb. form of premere to press1) + -ed2]
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Adj.1.appressed - pressed close to or lying flat against somethingappressed - pressed close to or lying flat against something; "adpressed hairs along the plant's stem"; "igneous rocks...closely appressed by this force"-L.V.Pirsson
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"