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1. compress

verb. ['ˈkɑːmprɛs, kəmˈprɛs'] make more compact by or as if by pressing.

Synonyms

  • pack together
  • tamp
  • squeeze
  • compact
  • tamp down
  • wedge
  • pack
  • press

Antonyms

  • gain
  • be born
  • survive
  • unclog

Etymology

  • compresse (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • compressen (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Compress

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress
  • redress

Sentences with compress


1. Noun, singular or mass
Putting an ice pack or cold compress on the bite may also relieve the itch and reduce swelling.

2. Verb, base form
This will compress each future subdocument into just the headings, giving you more room to work.

3. Verb, past tense
If you have to move around, compress the injured muscle with an ACE bandage.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
To save hard drive space, programs compress BMP and GIF images, which can reduce print quality substantially.

Quotes about compress


1. Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined to this or that book? How dare men call God infinite, and yet try to compress Him within the covers of a little book!
- Swami Vivekananda, Raja-Yoga

2. compress

noun. ['ˈkɑːmprɛs, kəmˈprɛs'] a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever).

Synonyms

  • dressing
  • fomentation

Antonyms

  • be well
  • untie
  • soothe

Etymology

  • compresse (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • compressen (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. compress

verb. ['ˈkɑːmprɛs, kəmˈprɛs'] squeeze or press together.

Synonyms

  • overbear
  • gag
  • strangulate
  • strangle
  • fret
  • constrict
  • squeeze
  • choke
  • scrag
  • astringe
  • contract
  • compact
  • tighten
  • convulse
  • prim
  • press

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • decompression
  • unclasp
  • pull

Etymology

  • compresse (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • compressen (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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