compress verb definition in Materials and properties topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Materials and properties topic
[transitive, intransitive] to press or squeeze something together or into a smaller space; to be pressed or squeezed in this way compress something (into something) compressed air/gas As more snow fell, the bottom layer was compressed into ice. She compressed her lips. compress (into something) Her lips compressed into a thin line.

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