Definition Of compress


a pad of absorbent material pressed onto part of the body to relieve inflammation or stop bleeding.

a cold compress

flatten by pressure; squeeze; press.

the skirt can be folded and compressed into a small bag

Example Of compress

  • Compressing her lips and her resolve, she swings the marker at the end of her arm, as hard as she can, willing centrifugal force to move any remaining fluid down to the application end.

  • a cold compress

  • A gas can also be easily compressed when pressure is exerted on it.

  • A ginger compress is safe for most people and in many situations.

  • Adam compressed his lips and set his jaw stubbornly.

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