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A hot or cold compress may ease pain, though finding out which works better could require some trial and error, ­Adams says.

No one wants to go fishing for a warm compress when their arm hurts.

Unlike MP3 and other digitally compressed formats, no audio quality is lost when pressing a record.

At this point, we might want to offer the Prof a cold compress, along with an eye roll.

Winds can either compress other clouds, heating them up and making stars, or break those clouds up.

Injuries within the chest cavity may not be readily visible to medics, and are difficult to compress, King said.

It also agreed to buy industrial equipment used to compress the gas for the pipelines from a company owned by Chesapeake.

Was it tough to compress a 700-page book into a two-hour movie?

The second operation is to compress this gas which is done by an upward stroke of the piston as shown at Fig. 5, B.

Such is the wonderful story which we have endeavored to compress within the limits of these brief pages.

All that I can compress within the limits of a single lecture, by way of its elucidation, it shall be my aim to accomplish.

Another difficulty has been to compress the volume into the small limits desired by the family.

All the passions play their part freely, nor do the rules of propriety compress any feeling with the Greeks.


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On this page you'll find 97 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to compress, such as: abbreviate, constrict, cram, restrict, shorten, and shrink.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.