compressive

[ kuh m-pres-iv ]
/ kəmˈprɛs ɪv /
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adjective

compressing; tending to compress.

Nearby words

  1. compression paralysis,
  2. compression ratio,
  3. compression syndrome,
  4. compression wave,
  5. compression-ignition engine,
  6. compressively,
  7. compressor,
  8. compressure,
  9. comprimario,
  10. comprise

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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British Dictionary definitions for compressive

compressive

/ (kəmˈprɛsɪv) /

adjective

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

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