compressive

[ kuh m-pres-iv ]
/ kəmˈprɛs ɪv /

adjective

compressing; tending to compress.

Origin of compressive

1375–1425; late Middle English. See compress, -ive

Related forms

com·pres·sive·ly, adverbnon·com·pres·sive, adjectivenon·com·pres·sive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for compressive

compressive

/ (kəmˈprɛsɪv) /

adjective

compressing or having the power or capacity to compress

Derived Forms

compressively, adverb
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