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Definition of compressive

1 : of or relating to compression
2 : tending to compress

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Other Words from compressive

compressively adverb

Examples of compressive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frame designed these jeans with ISKO Vital fabric, which in laymen's terms is medical grade compressive fabric. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 26 June 2021 From solid black to bright colors and fun prints, there's just something about a sleek pair of leggings that pulls an athleisure look together - while offering a compressive and comfortable feel during workouts. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2021 Lindsey found its surface most compressive while sleeping on her side, which allowed her shoulder and hip to sink into the bed without hitting any uncomfortable pressure points. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021 Thousands of shoppers swear by these ultra-compressive leggings from Manifique. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2021 The door-slam sound is compressive, non-trivial, very Mazda-like. Dan Neil, WSJ, 21 May 2021 Our sleep writer, Lindsey Vickers, found its surface incredibly plush and compressive while sleeping on her side, allowing her shoulder and hip to sink into the bed without hitting any uncomfortable pressure points. Jon Winkler, USA TODAY, 20 May 2021 These sculpting, compressive leggings from OV stay put even through tough HIIT workouts. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, 7 May 2021 The eight and a half inch length protects against chafing, and the compressive fabric is cool to the touch and breathable, which ensures that my legs don’t overheat. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, 10 May 2021

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First Known Use of compressive

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of compressive was in 1572

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19 Jul 2021

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“Compressive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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