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compress

noun

1 compress

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

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Polish: kompres, okład



verb

1 compress

Make more compact by or as if by pressing:
— Compress the data.

synonyms: compact, pack together.

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more

Dutch: samendrukken, krimpen, verdichten

2 compress

Squeeze or press together:
— She compressed her lips.

synonyms: compact, constrict, contract, press, squeeze.

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 321: be dense etc. adj.; become solid, render solid etc. adj.; solidify, solidate; concrete, set, take a set, consolidate, ... show more

Dutch: comprimeren, persen, samendrukken


Moby thesaurus: Ace bandage, Band-Aid, abbreviate, abridge, abstract, adhesive tape, application, band, bandage, bandaging, bear, binder, bob, boil down, brace, capsulize, cast, cataplasm, circumscribe, clamp ... show more.

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