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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.compressible - capable of being compressed or made more compact; "compressible packing materials"; "a compressible box"
incompressible - incapable of being compressed; resisting compression; "mounds of incompressible garbage"
2.compressible - capable of being easily compressed
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
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(kəmˈpres) verb
to press together; to force into a narrower space. All his belongings were compressed into a very small suitcase.
comˈpressible adjective
comˈpression (-ʃən) noun
compressed air
air which is at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure. Deep sea divers breathe compressed air.
References in classic literature ?
Such a concentration of rage and scorn as darkened her face, and flashed in her jet-black eyes, I could not have thought compressible even into that face.
3) The formulae for stun'sle brakes are uniformly unreliable, and will continue to be so as long as air is compressible.
I made my way to the poor child, who was one of the dirtiest little unfortunates I ever saw, and found him very hot and frightened and crying loudly, fixed by the neck between two iron railings, while a milkman and a beadle, with the kindest intentions possible, were endeavouring to drag him back by the legs, under a general impression that his skull was compressible by those means.
Weak and well-meaning people would have desponded under these circumstances; but your genuine Rogue is a man of elastic temperament, not easily compressible under any pressure of disaster.
As gases are compressible, the compressor also reduces the volume of a gas.
Contract notice: Work of making a preloading embankment to consolidate the compressible ground, saw the beza crossings, in the bypass mirebeau-sur-beze.
Compressible flow (gas dynamics) is the branch of fluid mechanics that deals with flows having significant changes in fluid density.
To constrict diamond, the least compressible known material, Ray Smith of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and colleagues powered up the world's largest laser, located at the National Ignition Facility (SN: 4/20/13, p.
An award–winning lightweight, waterproof, breathable, compressible and quick–drying insulated jacket.
The recent advent of sutureless bioprostheses mounted on a compressible self-expanding nitinol stent, was one of the key factors enabling the surgical team to perform this procedure.
However, the filler material is only 10 to 20% compressible, so it may be subject to chemical attack if the envelope is damaged during installation or permeated by the service media (Fig.
Among the working conditions he considers are compressible and incompressible, thermal and non-thermal, isoviscosity and variable viscosity, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid, and rigid and elastic deformation situations.