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 Genuine and synthetic down are very compressible by design. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 5 Aug. 2022 The fill’s matrix of hollow fibers is light and compressible and doesn’t retain moisture. Outside Online, 14 Sep. 2021 Made entirely with recycled fabric, this lightweight, compressible jacket is water- and windproof. Rachel Walker, Washington Post, 14 July 2022 The athletic-fitting, compressible, and durable hoodie serves equally well as a midlayer for cold-weather and stop-and-go sports or as an outer layer for high-output days under friendly skies. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 11 Apr. 2020 Goose or duck down provides the warmest, lightest, most compressible insulation. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, 18 June 2021 This compressible, 600-fill down blanket will keep you warm on your next stargazing outing. Johanna Flashman, Outside Online, 15 Apr. 2020 Many sleeping bags are labeled by the minimum temperature an average sleeper will be comfortable; a compressible 20-degree bag will work for many people for three seasons. Kathryn Miles, Outside Online, 24 Apr. 2019 Like sleeping on a cloud, the Mountain Classic Camp Sleeping bag is filled with warm, compressible and high-lofting polyester insulation. Dan Q. Dao, Forbes, 17 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of compressible

circa 1691, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of compressible was circa 1691

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9 Aug 2022

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“Compressible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compressible. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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