Part of speech: verb

To press together; condense; concentrate.

Part of speech: noun

A device for compressing.

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Usage examples "compress":

  1. Even then the interview was short, the farmer having to compress into ten seconds instructions for Lord Fairmount to express a desire to take his meals with the family, and his dinner at the respectable hour of 1 p. - "Short Cruises", W.W. Jacobs.
  2. That last compress has done me a world of good. - "There was a King in Egypt", Norma Lorimer.
  3. " Ain't seen nothin' like it 'fore," Webb added, patting the compress gently into place. - "Ride Proud, Rebel!", Andre Alice Norton.