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Translation of compress in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /kəmˈprɛs/
British English: /kəmˈprɛs/
  • 1
    (reduce) comprimir
    to compress something into somethingit is compressed into solid blocks
    se comprime hasta formar bloques compactos
    he compressed the speech into a short article
    escribió un breve artículo en el que se condensaba el discurso
    Example sentences
    • They can be compressed into nine critical questions.
    Example sentences
    • Often, large files are compressed to reduce downloading time.
    • The files are automatically compressed so they're small enough to send via email.
    • Without a second thought, you'd probably compress the file and send it off.


American English: /ˈkɑmˌprɛs/
British English: /ˈkɒmprɛs/
  • hot/cold compress
    compresa caliente/fría
    Example sentences
    • Symptoms increased with warmth and were relieved partially with cold compresses.
    • If stung by a fire ant, the first recommended step is to apply a cold compress to relieve the swelling and pain.
    • She pressed the cold compress to the spot where she hit her head.
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