verb (used with object)
- comprehensive school,
- compressed air,
- compressed speech,
Origin of compress
Examples from the Web for compress
Injuries within the chest cavity may not be readily visible to medics, and are difficult to compress, King said.New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It also agreed to buy industrial equipment used to compress the gas for the pipelines from a company owned by Chesapeake.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches|ProPublica|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was it tough to compress a 700-page book into a two-hour movie?True Detective Director Cary Fukunaga’s Journey from Pro Snowboarder to Hollywood’s Most Wanted|Marlow Stern|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But we did have to compress time, and we did have to composite some of the characters.Grant Heslov Is the Robin to George Clooney’s Batman|Andrew Romano|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the chapter entitled “New Lands: America and the American Voice” Sutherland tries to compress 400 years into his six pages.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This compress on the stomach is an excellent remedy with small children and infants in a restless, feverish condition.
He could see the magnate of Pinchbrook start, compress his lips and clinch his fists, when he found the bird had flown.The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army|Oliver Optic
Several times, night and day, we wet the compress and readjusted the bands, until all appearances of inflammation had subsided.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
There is more power in the compress than any one who is not familiar with its use, can imagine.
Compress in a tablet machine, using 5/16-inch die and punches, to make one hundred 0.18 Gm.Candy Medication|Bernard Fantus
Word Origin for compress
late 14c., "to press (something) together," from Old French compresser "compress, put under pressure," from Latin compressare "to press together," frequentative of comprimere "to squeeze," from com- "together" (see com-) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)). Related: Compressed; compressing.
1590s in the surgical sense, from compress (v.).