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com·pact 1

 (kəm-păkt′, kŏm-, kŏm′păkt′)
adj.
1. Closely and firmly united or packed together; dense: compact clusters of flowers.
2. Occupying little space compared with others of its type: a compact camera; a compact car.
3. Brief and to the point; concise: a compact narration.
4. Marked by or having a short solid physique: a wrestler of compact build.
v. (kəm-păkt′) com·pact·ed, com·pact·ing, com·pacts
v.tr.
1. To press or join firmly together: a kitchen device that compacted the trash.
2.
a. To make by pressing or joining together; compose.
b. To consolidate; combine.
v.intr.
To be capable of being pressed tightly together or to become so pressed: garbage that compacts easily.
n. (kŏm′păkt′)
1. A small case containing a mirror, pressed powder, and a powder puff.
2. An automobile that is bigger in size than a subcompact but smaller than a midsize car.

[Middle English, from Latin compāctus, past participle of compingere, to put together : com-, com- + pangere, to fasten; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

com·pact′ly adv.
com·pact′ness n.

com·pact 2

 (kŏm′păkt′)
n.
An agreement or a covenant. See Synonyms at agreement.

[Latin compactum, neuter past participle of compacīscī, to make an agreement : com-, com- + pacīscī, to agree; see pact.]

compacted

(kəmˈpæktɪd)
adj
compressed as a result of physical pressure: a pile of compacted earth.
Translations

compacted

[kəmˈpæktɪd] adj (= compressed) [earth, soil] → compacté(e)
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He looked like a man cut away from the stake, when the fire has overrunningly wasted all the limbs without consuming them, or taking away one particle from their compacted aged robustness.
The gold had kept his thoughts in an ever-repeated circle, leading to nothing beyond itself; but Eppie was an object compacted of changes and hopes that forced his thoughts onward, and carried them far away from their old eager pacing towards the same blank limit--carried them away to the new things that would come with the coming years, when Eppie would have learned to understand how her father Silas cared for her; and made him look for images of that time in the ties and charities that bound together the families of his neighbours.
That great Frenchman first carried out the conception that living bodies, fundamentally considered, are not associations of organs which can be understood by studying them first apart, and then as it were federally; but must be regarded as consisting of certain primary webs or tissues, out of which the various organs--brain, heart, lungs, and so on-- are compacted, as the various accommodations of a house are built up in various proportions of wood, iron, stone, brick, zinc, and the rest, each material having its peculiar composition and proportions.