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synonyms for compress

  • abbreviate
  • constrict
  • cram
  • restrict
  • shorten
  • shrink
  • squeeze
  • wrap
  • abridge
  • abstract
  • bind
  • coagulate
  • concentrate
  • consolidate
  • contract
  • cramp
  • crowd
  • crush
  • decrease
  • dehydrate
  • epitomize
  • narrow
  • pack
  • press
  • ram
  • reduce
  • shrivel
  • squash
  • stuff
  • summarize
  • syncopate
  • telescope
  • tighten
  • wedge
  • boil down
  • densen
  • densify
  • force into space
  • make brief
  • press together
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antonyms for compress

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  • amplify
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • free
  • grow
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • let go
  • open
  • release
  • add
  • allow
  • disperse
  • extend
  • loose
  • loosen
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • untie
  • unwrinkle
  • blow up
  • fill
  • stretch
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How to use compress in a sentence

A hot or cold compress may ease pain, though finding out which works better could require some trial and error, ­Adams says.
EASING THE ACHES FROM HAND OSTEOARTHRITIS, CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROMELINDSEY KONKELMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
No one wants to go fishing for a warm compress when their arm hurts.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINETARA SANTORAFEBRUARY 8, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Unlike MP3 and other digitally compressed formats, no audio quality is lost when pressing a record.
AMID THE MUSIC STREAMING RUSH, A VINYL REVIVALSHIRLEY CARSWELLNOVEMBER 11, 2019TRUTHBETOLD.NEWS
The second operation is to compress this gas which is done by an upward stroke of the piston as shown at Fig. 5, B.
AVIATION ENGINESVICTOR WILFRED PAG
Such is the wonderful story which we have endeavored to compress within the limits of these brief pages.
LOUIS PHILIPPEJOHN S. C. (JOHN STEVENS CABOT) ABBOTT
All that I can compress within the limits of a single lecture, by way of its elucidation, it shall be my aim to accomplish.
NO COMPROMISE WITH SLAVERYWILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON
Another difficulty has been to compress the volume into the small limits desired by the family.
EDWARD HOARE, M.A.EDWARD HOARE
All the passions play their part freely, nor do the rules of propriety compress any feeling with the Greeks.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
My heart's desire is to compress these Strehlen Diplomatic horse-dealings into the smallest conceivable bulk.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
If the abdominal muscles are much relaxed and the hip-bones prominent, a compress of two or three towels will be wanted.
THE PHYSICAL LIFE OF WOMAN:DR. GEORGE H NAPHEYS
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPRESS

  • abridge
  • abstract
  • boil down
  • clip
  • compress
  • condense
  • contract
  • cut
  • cut back
  • cut down
  • cut off
  • cut out
  • digest
  • encapsulate
  • get to the meat
  • pare
  • prune
  • put in a nutshell
  • reduce
  • summarize
  • take out
  • trim
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Fletcherizeverb (used with or without object) | [flech-uh-rahyz ]SEE DEFINITION