compressed

  • 1 Compressed — Com*pressed , a. 1. Pressed together; compacted; reduced in volume by pressure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Flattened lengthwise. [1913 Webster] {Compressed air engine}, an engine operated by the elastic force of compressed air. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 compressed — index brief, coherent (joined), cohesive (compact), compact (dense), concise, laconic …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 compressed — [kəm prest′] adj. 1. pressed together; made more compact by pressure 2. Bot. flattened lengthwise, as the stalk of an aspen leaf 3. Zool. flattened into a thin, convex, streamlined shape, as the body of the flounder or other flatfish …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Compressed — Compress Com*press , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compressed}; p. pr & vb. n. {Compressing}.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 compressed — compressedly, adv. /keuhm prest /, adj. 1. pressed into less space; condensed: compressed gases. 2. pressed together: compressed lips. 3. flattened by or as if by pressure: compressed wallboard. 4. Zool., Bot. flattened laterally. [1325 75; ME;… …

    Universalium

  • 6 compressed — com•pressed [[t]kəmˈprɛst[/t]] adj. 1) phs pressed into less space; condensed: compressed gases[/ex] 2) pressed together: compressed lips[/ex] 3) flattened by or as if by pressure: compressed wallboard[/ex] 4) bio frm Zool., Bot. flattened… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 7 compressed — adjective 1. pressed tightly together (Freq. 1) with lips compressed • Syn: ↑tight • Similar to: ↑closed, ↑shut 2. reduced in volume by pressure (Freq. 1) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 compressed — adjective Date: 14th century 1. pressed together ; reduced in size or volume (as by pressure) 2. flattened as though subjected to compression: a. flattened laterally < petioles compressed > b. narrow from side to side and deep in a dorsoventral …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 compressed — adj. Compressed is used with these nouns: ↑air, ↑file, ↑gas …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 compressed — [[t]kəmpre̱st[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Compressed air or gas is squeezed into a small space or container and is therefore at a higher pressure than normal. It is used especially as a source of power for machines. Syn: pressurized …

    English dictionary

  • 11 compressed — flattened from side to side, e.g. Chaetodontidae, Embiotocidae. Opposite to depressed …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 12 compressed — adj. [L. compressus, pressed together] Flattened from side to side or top to bottom; nearly flat, with reduced thickness …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 13 compressed — adjective a) pressed tightly together b) flattened, especially when along its entire length See Also: compress, compressible, compression, compressor …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 compressed — Flattened from side to side, or laterally [Butler, T.H.] …

    Crustacea glossary

  • 15 compressed — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bobbed, brief, brusque, capsule, capsulized, clamped, clipped, close, close knit, close textured, close woven, compact, compacted, compendious, concentrated,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 compressed — com pressed || st adj. compacted, concentrated, condensed com·press || kÉ™m pres n. poultice, bandage v. press together, make smaller using pressure; condense …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 Compressed —   Refer instead to Data compression …

    International financial encyclopaedia

  • 18 compressed — adjective chiefly Biology having a narrow shape as if flattened, especially sideways. → compress …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 compressed —   Flattened, e.g. the sporophylls of Dioon female cones, or the old trunk bases of large, arborescent cycads …

    Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • 20 compressed — adj 1. condensed, concentrated, consolidated, compacted, compact; constricted, con stringed, astringed, squeezed, pinched, crowded, crushed, packed, crammed, tightened, rammed, stuffed, wedged, cramped, Obs. constipated, bound, wrapped up,… …

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