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Verb: compress
  1. Make more compact by or as if by pressing
    "compress the data";
    - compact, pack together
  2. Bring together or compress
    "she compressed her lips";
    - constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press
Noun: 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)

Derived forms: compresses, compressed, compressing

Type of: dressing, force, medical dressing, sardine [informal], squash, squeeze, tighten, wedge

Antonym: decompress

Encyclopedia: Compress