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compressed

[kuh m-prest] /kəmˈprɛst/
adjective
1.
pressed into less space; condensed:
compressed gases.
2.
pressed together:
compressed lips.
3.
flattened by or as if by pressure:
compressed wallboard.
4.
Zoology, Botany. flattened laterally.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see compress, -ed2
Related forms
compressedly, adverb
subcompressed, adjective
uncompressed, adjective
Antonyms
1. expanded.
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British Dictionary definitions for subcompressed

compressed

/kəmˈprɛst/
adjective
1.
squeezed together or condensed
2.
(of the form of flatfishes, certain plant parts, etc) flattened laterally along the whole length
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