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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.

compressibility

(kəmˌprɛsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
1. (General Physics) the ability to be compressed
2. (General Physics) physics the reciprocal of the bulk modulus; the ratio of volume strain to stress at constant temperature. Symbol: k
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compressibility - the property of being able to occupy less space
softness - the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
incompressibility - the property of being incompressible
Translations
KompressibilitätKomprimierbarkeitStauchungVerdichtbarkeit
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