/kəmˈprɛst/ (say kuhm'prest)

1. pressed into less space; condensed.
2. pressed together.
3. flattened.
4. Botany flattened laterally or along the length.
5. Zoology narrow from side to side, and therefore of greater height than width.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Compressed — Com*pressed , a. 1. Pressed together; compacted; reduced in volume by pressure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Flattened lengthwise. [1913 Webster] {Compressed air engine}, an engine operated by the elastic force of compressed air. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compressed — index brief, coherent (joined), cohesive (compact), compact (dense), concise, laconic …   Law dictionary

  • compressed — [kəm prest′] adj. 1. pressed together; made more compact by pressure 2. Bot. flattened lengthwise, as the stalk of an aspen leaf 3. Zool. flattened into a thin, convex, streamlined shape, as the body of the flounder or other flatfish …   English World dictionary

  • Compressed — Compress Com*press , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compressed}; p. pr & vb. n. {Compressing}.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compressed — compressedly, adv. /keuhm prest /, adj. 1. pressed into less space; condensed: compressed gases. 2. pressed together: compressed lips. 3. flattened by or as if by pressure: compressed wallboard. 4. Zool., Bot. flattened laterally. [1325 75; ME;… …   Universalium

  • compressed — com•pressed [[t]kəmˈprɛst[/t]] adj. 1) phs pressed into less space; condensed: compressed gases[/ex] 2) pressed together: compressed lips[/ex] 3) flattened by or as if by pressure: compressed wallboard[/ex] 4) bio frm Zool., Bot. flattened… …   From formal English to slang

  • compressed — adjective 1. pressed tightly together (Freq. 1) with lips compressed • Syn: ↑tight • Similar to: ↑closed, ↑shut 2. reduced in volume by pressure (Freq. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • compressed — adjective Date: 14th century 1. pressed together ; reduced in size or volume (as by pressure) 2. flattened as though subjected to compression: a. flattened laterally < petioles compressed > b. narrow from side to side and deep in a dorsoventral …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • compressed — adj. Compressed is used with these nouns: ↑air, ↑file, ↑gas …   Collocations dictionary

  • compressed — [[t]kəmpre̱st[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Compressed air or gas is squeezed into a small space or container and is therefore at a higher pressure than normal. It is used especially as a source of power for machines. Syn: pressurized …   English dictionary

  • compressed — flattened from side to side, e.g. Chaetodontidae, Embiotocidae. Opposite to depressed …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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