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  Definition of compress
  1. a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
  2. squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
  3. make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"
Similar Words: constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press, pack together

 

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

 

Entailments: press

 

Derivational Morphology: press, pressure, pressing, contraction, muscular contraction, muscle contraction, contracture, contractile organ, contractor, constriction, constrictor, compression, condensation, compressing, compressor, crush, crunch, compaction

 

Anagrams: composer

 

 
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