compressed

[ kuhm-prest ]
/ kəmˈprɛst /

adjective

pressed into less space; condensed: compressed gases.
pressed together: compressed lips.
flattened by or as if by pressure: compressed wallboard.
Zoology, Botany. flattened laterally.

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Origin of compressed

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at compress, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM compressed

com·press·ed·ly, adverbsub·com·pressed, adjectiveun·com·pressed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for compressed

compressed
/ (kəmˈprɛst) /

adjective

squeezed together or condensed
(of the form of flatfishes, certain plant parts, etc) flattened laterally along the whole length
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