compressible

adjective

com·​press·​ible kəm-ˈpre-sə-bəl How to pronounce compressible (audio)
: capable of being compressed

Examples of compressible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Together, the roll-top closure, 420-denier nylon, and taped seams supply compressible, watertight storage. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2024 With a 16-liter capacity and an easy-to-pack shape, this bag can hold compressible sleeping bags, solo tents, and spare clothes — basically your entire camping setup. Maggie Slepian, Travel + Leisure, 5 Jan. 2024 The study of optimal shapes is a bridge between geometry, in which length matters, and topology, a branch of math that deals with idealized objects that are endlessly stretchable and compressible. Kevin Hartnett, Quanta Magazine, 5 Jan. 2024 The backpack is compressible, allowing travelers to adjust it between 18 liters and 30 liters. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 26 Sep. 2023 The compressible Tropicfeel Shell Backpack is loaded with features for easy packing and versatile use. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 26 Sep. 2023 Other helpful features include zippered pockets, sleeves with thumb loops, and compressible designs for easy packing. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 27 Sep. 2023 The Marmot Sawtooth 15 delivers reliable comfort and warmth in a durable, compressible package. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2023 Inflatable options can be deflated and folded down, while compressible and foam options are usually packed down to the size of a water bottle. Sarah Kester, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of compressible was circa 1691

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“Compressible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compressible. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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