compress

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1 compress /kəmˈprɛs/ verb
compresses; compressed; compressing
1 compress
/kəmˈprɛs/
verb
compresses; compressed; compressing
Learner's definition of COMPRESS
: to press or squeeze (something) so that it is smaller or fills less space
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to make (something) shorter or smaller
computers : to reduce the size of (a computer file) by using special software
[+ object]
[no object]
opposite decompress

— compressed

adjective

— compressible

/kəmˈprɛsəbəl/ adjective [more compressible; most compressible]

— compression

/kəmˈprɛʃən/ noun [noncount]
2 compress /ˈkɑːmˌprɛs/ noun
plural compresses
2 compress
/ˈkɑːmˌprɛs/
noun
plural compresses
Learner's definition of COMPRESS
[count]
: a folded cloth that is pressed against a part of the body to reduce pain or stop bleeding from an injury
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