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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·pressed a.
 1. Pressed together; compacted; reduced in volume by pressure.
 2. Bot. Flattened lengthwise.
 Compressed-air engine, an engine operated by the elastic force of compressed air.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed" [syn: tight]
      2: reduced in volume by pressure; "compressed air"
      3: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain
         leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: flat]