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Meaning of COMPRESSED

Pronunciation:  kum'prest

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  reduced in volume by pressure; "compressed air"
  2. [adj]  pressed into less space; "compressed gases"
  3. [adj]  pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
  4. [adj]  (biology) flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
 

COMPRESSED is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: closed, compressible, concentrated, condensed, flat, shut, thin, tight
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Flattened in one plane, either dorsally (bringing the front and back closer together) or laterally (bringing the sides closer together).
 
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