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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compressor  \Com*press"or\,  n.  [L.] 
  Anything  which  serves  to  compress;  as: 
  a  (Anat.)  A  muscle  that  compresses  certain  parts 
  b  (Surg.)  An  instrument  for  compressing  an  artery  (esp., 
  the  femoral  artery)  or  other  part 
  c  An  apparatus  for  confining  or  flattening  between  glass 
  plates  an  object  to  be  examined  with  the  microscope;  -- 
  called  also  {compressorium}. 
  d  (Mach.)  A  machine  for  compressing  gases;  especially,  an 
  air  compressor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compressor 
  n  :  a  mechanical  device  that  compresses  gasses 




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