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

 com·press /kəmˈprɛs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·press /kəmˈprɛs/ 及物動詞

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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·press n.  Surg. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied
          firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or
          reduce fever)
      v 1: make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the
           data" [syn: compact, pack together] [ant: decompress]
      2: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the
         spasm contracted the muscle" [syn: constrict, squeeze,
          compact, contract, press]