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com·press

 (kəm-prĕs′)
tr.v. com·pressed, com·press·ing, com·press·es
1. To press together: compressed her lips.
2. To make more compact by or as if by pressing.
3. Computers To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal: compressed the file so that it could be downloaded more quickly.
n. (kŏm′prĕs′)
1. Medicine A soft pad of gauze or other material applied with pressure to a part of the body to control hemorrhage or to supply heat, cold, moisture, or medication to alleviate pain or reduce infection.
2. A machine for compressing material.

[Middle English compressen, from Old French compresser, from Late Latin compressāre, frequentative of Latin comprimere : com-, com- + premere, to press; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

com·press′i·bil′i·ty n.
com·press′i·ble (kəm-prĕs′ə-bəl) adj.

compress

vb
1. (tr) to squeeze together or compact into less space; condense
2. (Computer Science) computing to apply a compression program to (electronic data) so that it takes up less space
n
3. (Medicine) a wet or dry cloth or gauze pad with or without medication, applied firmly to some part of the body to relieve discomfort, reduce fever, drain a wound, etc
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a machine for packing material, esp cotton, under pressure
[C14: from Late Latin compressāre, from Latin comprimere, from premere to press]
comˈpressible adj
comˈpressibleness n
comˈpressibly adv

com•press

(v. kəmˈprɛs; n. ˈkɒm prɛs)

v.t.
1. to press or squeeze together; force into less space.
2. to cause to become a solid mass: to compress cotton into bales.
3. to condense, shorten, or abbreviate: The book was compressed by 50 pages.
n.
4. a soft pad or cloth held or secured on the body to provide pressure or to supply moisture, cold, heat, or medication.
5. an apparatus for compressing cotton bales.
[1350–1400; (v.) Middle English (< Middle French compresser) < Late Latin compressāre, frequentative of Latin comprimere to squeeze together]

compress


Past participle: compressed
Gerund: compressing

Imperative
compress
compress
Present
I compress
you compress
he/she/it compresses
we compress
you compress
they compress
Preterite
I compressed
you compressed
he/she/it compressed
we compressed
you compressed
they compressed
Present Continuous
I am compressing
you are compressing
he/she/it is compressing
we are compressing
you are compressing
they are compressing
Present Perfect
I have compressed
you have compressed
he/she/it has compressed
we have compressed
you have compressed
they have compressed
Past Continuous
I was compressing
you were compressing
he/she/it was compressing
we were compressing
you were compressing
they were compressing
Past Perfect
I had compressed
you had compressed
he/she/it had compressed
we had compressed
you had compressed
they had compressed
Future
I will compress
you will compress
he/she/it will compress
we will compress
you will compress
they will compress
Future Perfect
I will have compressed
you will have compressed
he/she/it will have compressed
we will have compressed
you will have compressed
they will have compressed
Future Continuous
I will be compressing
you will be compressing
he/she/it will be compressing
we will be compressing
you will be compressing
they will be compressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been compressing
you have been compressing
he/she/it has been compressing
we have been compressing
you have been compressing
they have been compressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been compressing
you will have been compressing
he/she/it will have been compressing
we will have been compressing
you will have been compressing
they will have been compressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been compressing
you had been compressing
he/she/it had been compressing
we had been compressing
you had been compressing
they had been compressing
Conditional
I would compress
you would compress
he/she/it would compress
we would compress
you would compress
they would compress
Past Conditional
I would have compressed
you would have compressed
he/she/it would have compressed
we would have compressed
you would have compressed
they would have compressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compress - a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)compress - a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
medical dressing, dressing - a cloth covering for a wound or sore
fomentation - a substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice
Verb1.compress - make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"
wedge, squeeze, force - squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
tamp, tamp down, pack - press down tightly; "tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"
decompress, uncompress - restore to its uncompressed form; "decompress data"
2.compress - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
choke, strangle - constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
prim - contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"
tighten - become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
astringe - constrict or bind or draw together; "Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"
strangulate - constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
convulse - contract involuntarily, as in a spasm; "The muscles in her face convulsed"
convulse - cause to contract; "The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
bear down, overbear - contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
choke, gag, fret - be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
scrag, choke - wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"

compress

verb
1. squeeze, crush, squash, constrict, press, crowd, wedge, cram Poor posture can compress the body's organs.
2. condense, contract, concentrate, compact, shorten, summarize, abbreviate Textbooks compressed six millennia of Egyptian history into a few pages.

compress

verb
1. To subject to compression:
2. To reduce in size, as by drawing together:
Translations
يَضْغَط، يُرَكّز
stěsnat
komprimeresammenpresse
òrÿsta/òjappa saman
glaustumaskompresijaslėgimasspaudimassusispaudžiantis
sablīvētsaspiest
sıkıştırmak

compress

A. [kəmˈpres] VT (gen) → comprimir; [+ text etc] → condensar
B. [ˈkɒmpres] N (Med) → compresa f

compress

[kəmˈprɛs]
vt
[+ gas, substance] → comprimer
[+ report] → condenser
[ˈkɒmprɛs] ncompresse f

compress

1
vt also datakomprimieren (→ into auf +acc); air etc also, dataverdichten; materialszusammenpressen (into zu)
visich verdichten, sich komprimieren lassen

compress

2

compress

[vb kəmˈprɛs; n ˈkɒmprɛs]
1. vt (substance) → comprimere; (text) → condensare
2. n (Med) → compressa

compress

(kəmˈpres) verb
to press together; to force into a narrower space. All his belongings were compressed into a very small suitcase.
comˈpressible adjective
comˈpression (-ʃən) noun
compressed air
air which is at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure. Deep sea divers breathe compressed air.

com·press

n. compresa, apósito;
cold ______ fría;
hot ___fomento;
v. comprimir, apretar.

compress

n compresa, paño; cool — compresa fría, paño frío; vt comprimir
References in classic literature ?
I only know that I found myself, with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause, making the most strenuous exertions to compress it within those limits.
To compress it into a sentence, we might say that the telephone has completed the labor-saving movement which started with the McCormick reaper in 1831.
I am not to blame for having tried every means to compress it," said Planchet.