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a machine applying heat in conjunction with mechanical pressure, as for producing a smooth surface on paper or for expressing oil.
verb (used with object)
to subject to treatment in a hot-press.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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a machine for applying a combination of heat and pressure to give a smooth surface to paper, to express oil from it, etc
) to subject (paper, cloth, etc) to heat and pressure to give it a smooth surface or extract oil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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