Meanwhile, school buses, trucking fleets, and delivery vehicles are being converted to run on compressed natural gas.
This is how conventions are run now, which is why they really should be compressed into one night, or maybe two.
A white burst of compressed air shoots out and knocks him down.
In the rush to churn graduates out quickly, leadership training was compressed to absurd lengths.
My own experience with him was akin a four-year college course on “How To Write a Book,” compressed into one year.
The glottal lips open partly by yielding sidewise,—that is, they are compressed,—and partly by being shoved upward and outward.
compressed air or steam works the drill and the sledgehammer.
We saw in Section 84 that gases have a tendency to expand, but that they can be compressed by the application of force.
Its use was attended by possible danger, but compressed air was not.
Prickles hooked, compressed, with smaller straighter ones interspersed.
1590s in the surgical sense, from compress (v.).
compress com·press (kŏm'prěs')
A soft pad of gauze or other material applied with pressure to a part of the body to control hemorrhage or to supply heat, cold, moisture, or medication to alleviate pain or reduce infection. v. com·pressed, com·press·ing, com·press·es (kəm-prěs')
To press or squeeze together.