[ in-kuh m-pres-uh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn kəmˈprɛs ə bəl /


not capable of being compressed.


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Origin of incompressible

First recorded in 1720–30; in-3 + compressible

OTHER WORDS FROM incompressible

in·com·press·i·bil·i·ty, nounin·com·press·i·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for incompressible

/ (ˌɪnkəmˈprɛsəbəl) /


incapable of being compressed or condensed

Derived forms of incompressible

incompressibility or incompressibleness, nounincompressibly, adverb
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