compressible

adjective
com·​press·​ible | \ kəm-ˈpre-sə-bəl How to pronounce compressible (audio) \

Definition of compressible

: capable of being compressed

Examples of compressible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This light, compressible, water-resistant find is fully insulated with premium 850-fill-power goose down, offering the brand’s best warmth-to-weight ratio to stave off those late night chills and keep you sleeping peacefully through the night. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, 27 May 2021 By using a fungus to remove a material called lignin from the cell walls of a small piece of balsa wood, the team of university scientists made the wood vastly more compressible, with a piezoelectric output more than 50 times greater than normal. Scott Carpenter, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Though still very compact compared to a household pillow, compressible travel pillows are the bulkiest type of camping pillow. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 25 Aug. 2019 This light and compressible camping pillow is filled with foam left over from Therm-a-Rest’s sleeping pad manufacturing. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2020 This light and compressible camping pillow is filled with foam left over from Therm-a-Rest’s sleeping pad manufacturing. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2020 Lightweight insulation with 800-fill down insulation for warmth and is highly compressible. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 6 Aug. 2020 This light and compressible camping pillow is filled with foam left over from Therm-a-Rest’s sleeping pad manufacturing. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2020 This light and compressible camping pillow is filled with foam left over from Therm-a-Rest’s sleeping pad manufacturing. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2020

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First Known Use of compressible

circa 1691, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2021

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“Compressible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compressible. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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