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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 lips were tightly compressed and she kept whispering to herself:
at length broke from his compressed and trembling lips; "ay, and they bear the spirit of Christianity; what might be right and proper in a red- skin, may be sinful in a man who has not even a cross in blood to plead for his ignorance.
In his youth, he had probably been considered a handsome man; at his present age, his brow was too heavy, his temples too bare, his remaining hair too gray, his eye too cold, his lips too closely compressed, to bear any relation to mere personal beauty.
He was a person of very striking aspect, with a white, lofty, and impending brow; large, brown, melancholy eyes, and a mouth which, unless when he forcibly compressed it, was apt to be tremulous, expressing both nervous sensibility and a vast power of self restraint.
Pale, shivering, with rigid features and compressed lips, she looked an entirely altered being from the soft and timid creature she had been hitherto.
The reading-matter is compressed into two hundred and five small-pica lines, and is lighted up with eight pica headlines.
But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
Compressed into it is a whole Alexandrian library of thought, feeling, and sentiment--all that can, all that need be urged, in the form of expostulation, entreaty, rebuke, against that crime of crimes,--making man the prop- erty of his fellow-man
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.
Mobile and flexible, it was never intended to be compressed in the eternal silence of solitude: it is a mouth which should speak much and smile often, and have human affection for its interlocutor.
Depressed and slinking though they were, eyes of fire were not wanting among them; nor compressed lips, white with what they suppressed; nor foreheads knitted into the likeness of the gallows-rope they mused about enduring, or inflicting.
No physical pain that her father's grey head could have borne, I think, could have been more terrible to me, than the mental endurance I saw compressed now within both his hands.