The pulse is feeble and compressible; the temperature seldom more than one or two degrees above the normal standard.
With immensities of gloomy vanity, not compressible at all times.
It is the very fact that the ether is not compressible that allows a wireless signal to be given a thousand miles away instantly.
Piles are used as foundations in compressible or loose soil.
Fluids are divided into liquids, or incompressible fluids, and gases, or compressible fluids.
Because water is not compressible, like air; it must therefore escape before the handle can be pressed in.
In some districts a baler is used: a square box with a compressible lid.
The formulæ for stun'sle brakes are uniformly unreliable, and will continue to be so as long as air is compressible.
They were tiny, but her hand was plump and white and might be compressible.
The elastic, compressible, and dilatable fluid encompassing the terraqueous globe.
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.