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COMPRESSED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compressed mean? 

COMPRESSED (adjective)
  The adjective COMPRESSED has 3 senses:

1. pressed tightly together
2. reduced in volume by pressure
3. flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

  Familiarity information: COMPRESSED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPRESSED (adjective)


Sense 1compressed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pressed tightly together

Synonyms:

compressed; tight

Context example:

with lips compressed

Similar:

closed; shut (used especially of mouth or eyes)


Sense 2compressed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reduced in volume by pressure

Context example:

compressed air

Similar:

compressible (capable of being compressed or made more compact)


Sense 3compressed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

Synonyms:

compressed; flat

Similar:

thin (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)


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