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compressive

[kuh m-pres-iv] /kəmˈprɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
compressing; tending to compress.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See compress, -ive
Related forms
compressively, adverb
noncompressive, adjective
noncompressively, adverb
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  • It combines the compressive strength of ordinary concrete with the tensile strength of iron.
  • That's the vertical joints between your vertebrae pressing against one another as their compressive load increases.
  • Instead, the cavity of each shaft was filled with concrete, increasing its weight but also its compressive strength.
British Dictionary definitions for compressive

compressive

/kəmˈprɛsɪv/
adjective
1.
compressing or having the power or capacity to compress
Derived Forms
compressively, adverb
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