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Adjective: compressed  kum'prest
  1. Pressed tightly together
    "with lips compressed";
    - tight
  2. Reduced in volume by pressure
    "compressed air"
  3. (biology) flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
    - flat
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

See also: closed, compressible, shut, thin

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

Antonym: decompress

Encyclopedia: Compressed