compress

[ verb kuhm-pres; noun kom-pres ]SEE DEFINITION OF compress
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPRESS

Compress and relax the skin repeatedly while immersed in both these baths.

They can but compress it within moderate and tolerable limits.

I do not know how people manage to compress themselves into stones like that.

The assistant is to follow the knife with his finger and compress the vessels.

A waistcoat made so tight as slightly to compress the bowels and stomach.

Direct the assistant to compress the vein at the root of the ear.

It is wonderful how much thought will compress itself into a minute.

I found him holding a compress on the severed vessel and greatly alarmed.

The water for the sheet, compress and bath should not be lower than 65°.

Compress the carotid, and you obtain the clouding-over of the intellect.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to press (something) together," from Old French compresser "compress, put under pressure," from Latin compressare "to press together," frequentative of comprimere "to squeeze," from com- "together" (see com-) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)). Related: Compressed; compressing.

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