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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.
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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.