squeezability
noun see squeeze I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • squeezability — noun The state or property of being squeezable …   Wiktionary

  • squeezability — squeez·abil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • squeezability — noun the property of being able to occupy less space • Syn: ↑compressibility, ↑sponginess • Ant: ↑incompressibility (for: ↑compressibility) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • squeezable — squeezability, squeezableness, n. squeezably, adv. /skwee zeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. easily squeezed, compressed, or the like. 2. (of a person) susceptible to intimidation or pressure, esp. by blackmail. [1805 15; SQUEEZE + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • compressibility — noun the property of being able to occupy less space • Syn: ↑squeezability, ↑sponginess • Ant: ↑incompressibility • Derivationally related forms: ↑spongy (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sponginess — noun 1. the porosity of a sponge • Derivationally related forms: ↑spongy • Hypernyms: ↑porosity, ↑porousness 2. the property of being able to occupy less space • Syn: ↑compressibility, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • squeeze — I. verb (squeezed; squeezing) Etymology: alteration of obsolete English quease, from Middle English queysen, from Old English cwȳsan; akin to Icelandic kveisa stomach cramps Date: circa 1601 transitive verb 1. a. to exert pressure especially on… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • compressible — adjective 1. capable of being compressed or made more compact compressible packing materials a compressible box • Ant: ↑incompressible • Similar to: ↑compressed • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • softness — noun 1. the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded (Freq. 2) • Ant: ↑hardness • Derivationally related forms: ↑soft • Hypernyms: ↑consistency, ↑consistence, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • squeezable — adjective capable of being easily compressed • Syn: ↑compressible • Similar to: ↑soft • Derivationally related forms: ↑squeezability, ↑compress (for: ↑compress …   Useful english dictionary

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