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Definition of Compress
CompressCompress Com*press", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compressed; p. pr &
vb. n. Compressing.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to
compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.]
1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower
compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact;
to condense; as, to compress air or water.
Events of centuries . . . compressed within the
compass of a single life. --D. Webster.
The same strength of expression, though more
compressed, runs through his historical harangues.
2. To embrace sexually. [Obs.] --Pope.
Syn: To crowd; squeeze; condense; reduce; abridge.
Compress Com"press, n. [F. compresse.] (Surg.)
A folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover
the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a
bandage, to make due pressure on any part.
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