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Definitions of compressed

  1. pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Flattened lengthwise. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Not having an inflectional ending or sign, as a noun used as an adjective, or an adjective as an adverb, without the addition of a formative suffix, or an infinitive without the sign to. Many flat adverbs, as in run fast, buy cheap, are from AS. adverbs in -e, the loss of this ending having made them like the adjectives. Some having forms in ly, such as exceeding, wonderful, true, are now archaic. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Pressed or condensed into small space; flattened. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. In bot., flattened laterally or lengthwise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for compressed

  1. Words seemed almost ready to burst from his lips, which he compressed with visible irritation. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  2. Antoinette had said; but Mrs. Busby compressed her lips and said nothing. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
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