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English noun: compress

1. compress (artifact) a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)


Broader (hypernym)dressing, medical dressing


Substance holonymfomentation


English verb: compress

1. compress (contact) make more compact by or as if by pressing


SamplesCompress the data.


Synonymscompact, pack together


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)force, squeeze, wedge


Narrower (hyponym)pack, tamp, tamp down


Entailpress


Antonymsdecompress, uncompress

2. compress (contact) squeeze or press together


SamplesShe compressed her lips.
The spasm contracted the muscle.


Synonymscompact, constrict, contract, press, squeeze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tighten


Narrower (hyponym)astringe, bear down, choke, choke, choke, convulse, convulse, fret, gag, overbear, prim, scrag, strangle, strangulate









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