appressed

[ uh-prest ]
/ əˈprɛst /

adjective

pressed closely against or fitting closely to something.

Nearby words

  1. apprehension,
  2. apprehensive,
  3. apprehensively,
  4. apprentice,
  5. apprenticeship,
  6. appressorium,
  7. apprise,
  8. apprize,
  9. appro,
  10. approach

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

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British Dictionary definitions for appressed

appressed

/ (əˈprɛst) /

adjective

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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