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

Definition of compressible

: capable of being compressed

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compressibility \ kəm-​ˌpre-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce compressibility (audio) \ noun

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In contrast to gases, liquids are not compressible as their particles are already very close together. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "In and Out: Demonstrating Boyle's Law," 13 June 2019 The Parsec 20 is filled with high-quality 800-fill down that’s warm, light, and incredibly compressible. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "Plan Your First Backpacking Trip," 13 June 2018 Pack your own, like this compressible one from Therm-a-Rest. The Editors, Outside Online, "Gear for Your Gap Year," 25 Apr. 2018 But Marmot stuffed the bag with a mix of three cutting-edge synthetic fibers layered together in strips: one thin for thermal efficiency, another thicker for durability, and a third less compressible to preserve loft. Outside Online, "The Best Sleeping Bags and Pads of 2018," 15 May 2018 Bumps in the road were dampened by the incompressible fluid squeezing the compressible gas in the spheres. The Economist, "A new type of smooth car suspension," 15 Mar. 2018 Many folks forget the atmosphere is, in fact, a fluid, and behaves as a compressible one in all respects. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "Incredible meteorological imagery from Hurricane Harvey," 26 Aug. 2017

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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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