com·​pressed | \ kəm-ˈprest How to pronounce compressed (audio) also ˈkäm-ˌprest \

Definition of compressed

1 : pressed together : reduced in size or volume (as by pressure)
2 : flattened as though subjected to compression:
a : flattened laterally petioles compressed
b : narrow from side to side and deep in a dorsoventral direction

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Other Words from compressed

compressedly \ kəm-​ˈprest-​lē How to pronounce compressed (audio) , -​ˈpre-​səd-​lē How to pronounce compressed (audio) \ adverb

Examples of compressed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The more granular data necessary to draw district boundaries are not expected until the fall, resulting in an uncommonly compressed and chaotic redistricting process. Los Angeles Times, "California to lose a congressional seat, according to new census data," 26 Apr. 2021 There are those in NBA circles who believe the compressed schedule is a contributing factor to that injury rate. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Gregg Popovich, Spurs unapologetic in wake of fine," 19 Apr. 2021 The Cavs, besieged by adversity, are starting to imagine the possibilities that come with a fully loaded roster -- an unfamiliar sight during a turbulent, compressed season. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers believe best basketball is coming in final month: ‘We’re just getting started’," 15 Apr. 2021 The result is a more life-like view of the world around you as the Sony can sound a hair more compressed. Michael Andronico, CNN Underscored, "The best work from home earbuds and headphones," 12 Mar. 2021 To say nothing of the flat cap, compressed schedule, and COVID issues leaguewide, the Bruins’ current injuries make Sweeney’s evaluation murky., "Could the Bruins pursue the Predators’ Mattias Ekholm at the trade deadline? Maybe, but it’s not that simple," 23 Mar. 2021 Coach Scott Drew blamed the lack of practice due to a compressed schedule, specifically pointing to breakdowns in defensive rotation and rules. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "It’s Selection Sunday, and seven Big 12 teams, including conference champion Texas, have their eyes on Indy," 13 Mar. 2021 Premium beanbag loungers are filled with compressed or shredded foam. Sian Babish,, "The best beanbag lounger," 23 Feb. 2021 But the schedule makers did grant the Wolves two days off between games, which is a rarity during a season like this with a compressed schedule. Chris Hine, Star Tribune, "Chris Finch looks to establish normalcy after emotional week for Timberwolves," 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of compressed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 May 2021

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“Compressed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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