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appressed

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adjective ap·pressed \a-ˈprest\

Definition of appressed

  1. :  pressed close to or lying flat against something <leaves appressed against the stem>



Origin and Etymology of appressed

Latin appressus, past participle of apprimere to press to, from ad- + premere to press — more at press


First Known Use: 1613


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