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Meaning & Definition of Compress in English

English

Compress

/kɑmprɛs/

noun

1. A cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)

    synonym:
  • compress

verb

1. Make more compact by or as if by pressing

  • "Compress the data"
    synonym:
  • compress
  • ,
  • compact
  • ,
  • pack together

2. Squeeze or press together

  • "She compressed her lips"
  • "The spasm contracted the muscle"
    synonym:
  • compress
  • ,
  • constrict
  • ,
  • squeeze
  • ,
  • compact
  • ,
  • contract
  • ,
  • press