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  Definition of compact
  1. a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman''s purse
  2. a small and economical car
  3. a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
  4. squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
  5. make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"
  6. compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
  7. have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"
  8. closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"
  9. closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"
  10. briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
  11. heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man"
Similar Words: powder compact, compact car, covenant, concordat, compress, constrict, squeeze, contract, press, pack together, pack, bundle, wad, dense, thick, compendious, succinct, summary, heavyset, stocky, thickset

 

See Also: bundle off, concentrated

 

Hyponyms: Lateran Treaty, choke, strangle, prim, astringe, strangulate, convulse, bear down, overbear, gag, fret, scrag, tamp down, tamp, pack, puddle

 

Grouped Verbs: pack, bundle, wad

 

Entailments: press

 

Derivational Morphology: covenant, press, pressure, pressing, contraction, muscular contraction, muscle contraction, contracture, contractile organ, contractor, constriction, constrictor, compression, condensation, compressing, compressor, crush, crunch, compaction, chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad, packing material, packing, wadding, concretion, densification

 

Anagrams: Potomac

 

 
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