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compresses|compressed|compressingkəm'presAdvanced English Dictionary
+a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
+make more compact by or as if by pressing
+squeeze or press together
1 ~ (sth) (into sth) to press or squeeze sth together or into a smaller space; to be pressed or squeezed in this way: [VN] compressed air / gas + As more snow fell, the bottom layer was compressed into ice. + She compressed her lips. + [V] Her lips compressed into a thin line.
2 [VN] ~ sth (into sth) to reduce sth and fit it into a smaller space or amount of time
The main arguments were compressed into one chapter. + Rehearsal time will have to be compressed into two evenings.
3 [VN] (computing) to make computer files, etc. smaller so that they use less space on a disk, etc.
compression noun [U]: the compression of air + data compression
a cloth that is pressed onto a part of the body to stop bleeding, reduce pain, etc: to apply a cold compress
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