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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compress  \Com*press"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Compressed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Compressing}.]  [L.  compressus  p.  p.  of  comprimere  to 
  compress:  com-  +  premere  to  press.  See  Press.] 
  1.  To  press  or  squeeze  together;  to  force  into  a  narrower 
  compass;  to  reduce  the  volume  of  by  pressure;  to  compact; 
  to  condense;  as  to  compress  air  or  water. 
 
  Events  of  centuries  .  .  .  compressed  within  the 
  compass  of  a  single  life.  --D.  Webster. 
 
  The  same  strength  of  expression,  though  more 
  compressed,  runs  through  his  historical  harangues. 
  --Melmoth. 
 
  2.  To  embrace  sexually.  [Obs.]  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  To  crowd;  squeeze;  condense;  reduce;  abridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compressing 
  n  :  applying  pressure  [syn:  {compression}]  [ant:  {decompression}] 




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