compress


compress

verb

Definition of COMPRESS

1
to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together <a science textbook that compresses a lot of information about human reproduction into a few short chapters>
2
to become smaller in size or volume through the drawing together of particles of matter <the substance can compress under pressure>
Near Antonyms accumulate, grow, increase; balloon, inflate, puff (up)

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