Related formscom·pres·sive·ly, adverbnon·com·pres·sive, adjectivenon·com·pres·sive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for compressive
This elasticity arises from the repulsive force of its particles, and is always equal to the compressive force which it balances.
Its compressive strength, or resistance to crushing, is very great.Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting|Harold P. Manly
The form of the bottom flange is suited to the compressive strain it has to bear when the bridge is being moved.The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer|Isambard Brunel
It may lessen the compressive strength of a concrete column.
Another similar column stood a little more than half that "compressive resistance."