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To cause to reduce in size, typically by applying pressure or force
“It's perfectly portable, thanks to its being made of springy memory foam that enables you to compress it to half its size.”
To shrink or become smaller in size
“If your down jacket starts to compress after it's been packed away for the summer, simply place it in the dryer on low heat and it will puff back up.”
To apply force or pressure on something, typically to reduce its size
“Scatter the other half of the onion on top and press it down to compress the meat and onion.”
To pack into a small space, typically with force
“I roll my clothes instead of fold them, and I use packing cubes to compress my clothes into less space.”
To express in a shorter form
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“This method required that the compilers of the Buddha's discourses compress the main points into simple repetitive formulas conducive to easy memorization.”
To compress computer files into a single and smaller file
“Run the following command to compress the files into a single WIM file.”
To crimp or press together
“Occasionally, she would compress her lips in a determined line.”
To crush into fine particles
To pinch sharply
To put pressure on
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(computing) To manipulate data or information with a computer or software
A pad or absorbent material used to relieve inflammation or stop bleeding
“I lifted his leg as carefully as I could in order to wrap the compress around his knee.”
A strip of woven material used to bind up a wound or to protect an injured part of the body
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