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compress

com·press

compress

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: km pres
inflections: compressed, compresses, compressing
definition 1: to press into less space; squeeze closely together.
I compressed the clothes so that they would fit into the suitcase.She compressed a long story into a few words.
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synonyms:
compact, condense, press, squeeze
antonyms:
expand, spread, stretch
similar words:
abbreviate, abridge, boil down, concentrate, constrict, contract, crowd, pinch
definition 2: to form into a solid mass by pressing together.
I compressed the soil around the plant roots.
similar words:
cake, compact, concentrate, condense, consolidate, pack, squash
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam pres
definition: a soft pad of cloth, used to put pressure, cold, heat, or medicine on some part of the body.
similar words:
cloth, gauze, patch
derivations: compressible (adj.), compressibly (adv.), compressibility (n.)
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