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- (verb) enPR: kəmprĕs', IPA: /kəmˈprɛs/, SAMPA: /k@m"prEs/
- Rhymes: -ɛs
- A folded piece of cloth, a pouch of ice, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and placed with the aid of a bandage to apply pressure on an injury.
- He held a cold compress over the sprain.
Third person singular
- To make smaller; to press or squeeze together, or to make something occupy a smaller space or volume.
- The force required to compress a spring varies linearly with the displacement.
- To condense or abridge.
- If you try to compress the entire book into a three-sentence summary, you will lose a lot of information.
- (computing) To make information smaller by encoding it using fewer bits.
- (press into a smaller space): compact, condense, pack, press, squash, squeeze
- (condense, abridge): abridge, condense, shorten, truncate
- (press into a smaller space): expand
- (condense, abridge): expand, lengthen
- (make computing data smaller): uncompress
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