HyperDic: compress

English > 3 senses of the word compress:
VERBcontactcompress, compact, pack togethermake more compact by or as if by pressing
contactcompress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, presssqueeze or press together
NOUNartifactcompressa cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
compress > pronunciation
Soundskaa'mprehs; kahmpreh's
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > compress: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever).
Broaderdressing, medical dressingA cloth covering for a wound or sore
SubstancesfomentationA substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice
English > compress: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake more compact by or as if by pressing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"compress the data"
Synonymscompact, pack together
EntailspressExert pressure or force to or upon
Narrowertamp down, tamp, packpress down tightly
Broaderwedge, squeeze, forcesqueeze like a wedge into a tight space
Oppositedecompress, uncompressrestore to its uncompressed form
Spanishcompactar, comprimir
Catalancomprimir, condensar
Nounscompressingapplying pressure
compressionencoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
English > compress: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningsqueeze or press together.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"she compressed her lips"
Synonymsconstrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press
Entailed bystrangle, strangulate, throttlekill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
wring out, squeeze outextract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
Narrowerastringeconstrict or bind or draw together
bear down, overbearcontract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
choke, strangleconstrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
choke, gag, fretBe too tight
choke, scragWring the neck of
convulsecontract involuntarily, as in a spasm
convulseCause to contract
primcontract one's lips
strangulateconstrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
BroadertightenBecome tight / tight / tight / tight / tight or tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
Spanishapretar, comprimir
Catalanatapeir, compactar, comprimir, estretir, prémer, premsar
Adjectivescompressiblecapable of being compressed or made more compact
compressiblecapable of being easily compressed
Nounscompression, compressingapplying pressure
compressionthe process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
compressora mechanical device that compresses gasses

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