compressive

[kuh m-pres-iv]

Origin of compressive

1375–1425; late Middle English. See compress, -ive
Related formscom·pres·sive·ly, adverbnon·com·pres·sive, adjectivenon·com·pres·sive·ly, adverb
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compressive

adjective
  1. compressing or having the power or capacity to compress
Derived Formscompressively, adverb
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