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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.]
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pressed closely against, but not joined to, a surface: leaves appressed to a stem.
[C18: from Latin appressus, from apprimere, from premere to press]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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 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"
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