ap·​pressed a-ˈprest How to pronounce appressed (audio)
: pressed close to or lying flat against something
leaves appressed against the stem

Word History


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

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of appressed was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Appressed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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