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flatten by pressure; squeeze; press:the skirt can be folded and compressed into a small bag (as adjective compressed)compressed gas [no object] be squeezed or pressed together or into a smaller space:the land is sinking as the soil compresses squeeze or press (two things) together:Violet compressed her lips together grimly express in a shorter form; abridge:in this chapter we compress into summary form the main findings Computing alter the form of (data) to reduce the amount of storage necessary.
(as adjective compressed
) chiefly Biology having a narrow shape as if flattened, especially sideways:most sea snakes have a compressed tail
a pad of absorbent material pressed onto part of the body to relieve inflammation or stop bleeding:a cold compress