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[uh-prest] /əˈprɛst/
pressed closely against or fitting closely to something.
Origin of appressed
1785-95; < Latin appress(us) pressed to (past participle of apprimere), equivalent to ap- ap-1 + pressus (see press1) + -ed2
Related forms
subappressed, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for appressed
  • Stem leaves are much smaller and appressed along the stem.
  • Stem leaves are only about a half-inch long and appressed along the stem.
  • The nutlets are densely covered with stiff, appressed to silky, hairs.
  • The plant is sparsely hairy with small, straight, appressed hairs that frequently have a bulbous base.
  • They are aromatic and densely covered with appressed, gray hair.
  • Stems are sparsely covered with straight hairs appressed to the surface, while the leaves have some spreading hairs.
  • Each leaflet is glabrous on the upper surface and has an appressed pubescence on the lower surface.
British Dictionary definitions for appressed


pressed closely against, but not joined to, a surface: leaves appressed to a stem
Word Origin
C18: from Latin appressus, from apprimere, from premere to press
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