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com·pressed

 (kəm-prĕst′)
adj.
1. Pressed together or into less volume or space.
2. Biology Flattened, especially laterally or lengthwise, as certain leafstalks or the bodies of many fishes.

compressed

(kəmˈprɛst)
adj
1. squeezed together or condensed
2. (Biology) (of the form of flatfishes, certain plant parts, etc) flattened laterally along the whole length

com•pressed

(kəmˈprɛst)

adj.
1. pressed into less space; condensed: compressed gases.
2. pressed together: compressed lips.
3. flattened by or as if by pressure: compressed wallboard.
4. Zool., Bot. flattened laterally.
[1325–75]
com•press′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.compressed - pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
shut, closed - used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
2.compressed - reduced in volume by pressure; "compressed air"
compressible - capable of being compressed or made more compact; "compressible packing materials"; "a compressible box"
3.compressed - flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"

compressed

adjective
1. squeezed, concentrated, compact, compacted, consolidated, squashed, flattened, constricted a biodegradable product made from compressed peat and cellulose
2. reduced, compacted, shortened, abridged All those three books are compressed into one volume.
Translations

compressed

[kəmˈprest]
A. ADJcomprimido
B. CPD compressed air Naire m comprimido
compressed charge N (US) → precio m inclusivo

compressed

[kəmˈprɛst] adj [air, gas] → comprimé(e)
References in classic literature ?
Her eyes were dry and glistening, her lips compressed, her cheeks sunken.
With compressed and parched lips and dry fixed eyes, she sat at the window, uneasily watching the people who drove past and hurriedly glancing round at anyone who entered the room.
One may judge, therefore, of the tremendous pressure on this gas when compressed within a space 4,000 times too confined.
On the following day, October 21st, they made but a short distance when they came to a dangerous strait, where the river was compressed for nearly half a mile between perpendicular rocks, reducing it to the width of twenty yards, and increasing its violence.
The whole body of the river was compressed into a space of less than thirty feet in width, between two ledges of rocks, upwards of two hundred feet high, and formed a whirling and tumultuous vortex, so frightfully agitated as to receive the name of "The Caldron Linn.
she compressed her lips, and dropped her burning eyes to his hands with their swollen veins.
The Prince compressed his lips, and knit his brow and his eyelids dropped so as to hide his eyes for an instant.
But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
Compressed into the very lowest vacant corner were these words"I had not a spare moment on Tuesday, as you know, for Miss Woodhouse's beautiful little friend.
It served as a reservoir for compressed air, which a valve, worked by a spring, allowed to escape into a metal tube.
Here are the facts: Compressed air generation accounts for around 10% of industrial electricity consumption.
Donaldson, one of the largest and most innovative filter manufacturers, will present solutions at this year's Air-Tech exhibition, which will meet the highest safety and efficiency requirements with regard to compressed air purification and sterile air filtration.