verb (used with object)
Origin of compress
Synonyms for compress
Antonyms for compress
Examples from the Web for compressible
Historical Examples of compressible
They were tiny, but her hand was plump and white and might be compressible.Marion's Faith.
The heart, at first rapid and full, becomes weak and compressible.
With immensities of gloomy vanity, not compressible at all times.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.)
Piles are used as foundations in compressible or loose soil.
Because water is not compressible, like air; it must therefore escape before the handle can be pressed in.The Reason Why
Word Origin for compress
1590s in the surgical sense, from compress (v.).