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  1. squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To embrace sexually. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure on any part. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To press together; condense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A soft pad used in surgery to maintain pressure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Compressive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A pad of gauze or other material bandaged over a part where it is desired to make compression. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Folded cotton or woolen cloths for pressure on a part. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. To press together: to force into a narrower space: to condense. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Folds of linen, used in surgery to make due pressure on any part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A pad of cloth used in surgery. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To press together; squeeze. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To press together; condense; concentrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A device for compressing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A pad of folds of linen, &c., used by surgeons to press by means of a bandage on any part. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To press together; to force into a narrower compass; to condense. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Folds of soft linen cloth used to cover the dressings of wounds, &c., or to keep them in their proper place and defend them from the air. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. To crush or force into a smaller bulk; to press together; to bring within narrow limits; to squeeze. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. 1. To feed data through any compression algorithm.2. The Unix program "compress", now largelysupplanted by gzip.Unix compress was written in C by Joseph M. Orost, JamesA. Woods et al., and was widely circulated via Usenet. Ituses the Lempel-Ziv Welch algorithm and normally producesfiles with the suffix ".Z".Compress uses variable length codes. Initially, nine-bitcodes are output until they are all used. When this occurs,ten-bit codes are used and so on, until animplementation-dependent maximum is reached.After every 10 kilobytes of input the compression ratio ischecked. If it is decreasing then the entire string table isdiscarded and information is collected from scratch. foldoc_fs
  24. to reduce the space required for storage (of binary data) by an algorithm which converts the data to a smaller number of bits while preserving the information content. The compressed data is usually decompressed to recover the initial data format before subsequent use. dictgcide_fs
  25. kom-pres', v.t. to press together: to force into a narrower space: to condense or concentrate.--n. COM'PRESS, soft folds of linen, &c., formed into a pad, and used in surgery to apply any requisite pressure to any part: a wet cloth, covered with waterproof, applied to the skin.--adj. COMPRESSED'.--ns. COMPRESSIBIL'ITY, COMPRES'SIBLENESS, the property that bodies have of being reduced in volume by pressure--the ratio of the amount of compression per unit volume to the compressing force applied.--adj. COMPRES'SIBLE, that may be compressed.--n. COMPRES'SION, act of compressing: state of being compressed, condensation.--adjs. COMPRES'SIONAL; COMPRES'SIVE, able to compress.--ns. COMPRES'SOR, anything that compresses; a muscle that compresses certain parts; COMPRES'SURE.--COMPRESSED-AIR BATH, a strong chamber of iron plates in which a patient can sit, and into which air is driven by a steam-engine to any required pressure; COMPRESSED-AIR MOTOR, any mode of employing air as a motive-power, as in automatic railway-brakes, &c. [L. compress[=a]re, com, together, and press[=a]re, to press--prem[)e]re, pressum, to press.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Folded pieces of lint or rag, so contrived as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure upon any part. According to their shape, direction, and use, compresses have been called long ( (F.) longuettes,) square (carrees,) triangular, prismatic, graduated (graduees,) split (fendues,) fenetrees, criblees, croix de Malte, oblique, circular, dividing (divisives,) uniting (unisantes,) cribriform, &c. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  27. Squeeze together; condense (air, language, thoughts). Hence compressive a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. Soft pad of lint &c. for compressing artery &c.; piece of wet cloth covered with waterproof bandage, for relief of inflammation. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. Folded cloth for applying pressure. American pocket medical dictionary.
  30. A folded piece of lint, cloth, or other material, so arranged as to make pressure on a part. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  31. n. A folded piece of linen, contrived to make due pressure on any part. Cabinet Dictionary
  32. Bolsters of linen rags. Complete Dictionary

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