HyperDic: compressing

English > 1 sense of the word compressing:
NOUNactcompressing, compressionapplying pressure
compressing > pronunciation
Soundskahmpreh'sihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > compressing: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningapplying pressure.
Synonymcompression
Narrowercondensing, condensationThe act of increasing the density of something
constrictionThe action or process of compressing
crush, crunch, compactionThe act of crushing
squeeze, squeezingThe act of gripping and pressing firmly
Broaderpress, pressure, pressingThe act of pressing
Oppositedecompression, decompressingrelieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
Spanishcompresión
Catalancompressió
Verbscompresssqueeze or press together
compressmake more compact by or as if by pressing

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