appressed

[ uh-prest ]
/ əˈprɛst /

adjective

pressed closely against or fitting closely to something.

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Origin of appressed

1785–95; <Latin appress(us) pressed to (past participle of apprimere), equivalent to ap-ap-1 + pressus (see press1) + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM appressed

sub·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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