pressed closely against or fitting closely to something.

Origin of appressed

1785–95; < Latin appress(us) pressed to (past participle of apprimere), equivalent to ap- ap-1 + pressus (see press1) + -ed2
Related formssub·ap·pressed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pressed closely against, but not joined to, a surfaceleaves appressed to a stem

Word Origin for appressed

C18: from Latin appressus, from apprimere, from premere to press
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