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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·press v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compressed p. pr & vb. n. Compressing.]
 1. 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.
    Events of centuries . . . compressed within the compass of a single life.   --D. Webster.
    The same strength of expression, though more compressed, runs through his historical harangues.   --Melmoth.
 2. To embrace sexually. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- To crowd; squeeze; condense; reduce; abridge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : applying pressure [syn: compression] [ant: decompression]