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Definition of Compress


  1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water.
  2. To embrace sexually.
  3. A folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure on any part.
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Compress Translations

compress in Dutch is comprimeren
compress in French is comprimer, comprimons, comprimez, compriment
compress in German is komprimieren
compress in Latin is adstringo
compress in Portuguese is compressa
compress in Spanish is oprimir
compress in Swedish is komprimera, omslag