noncompressible

adjective

non·​com·​press·​ible ˌnän-kəm-ˈpre-sə-bəl How to pronounce noncompressible (audio)
variants or non-compressible
1
: not capable of being compressed: such as
a
: not able to be pressed or squeezed together
noncompressible calcified blood vessels
Water is largely non-compressible so it reduces a radial tyre's flexibility, which in turn reduces traction.Tony Fawcett
b
of computer data : not able to be reduced in size by means of compression (see compression sense 4)
Customers who work with non-compressible data or need high write performance will want to consider other options …Joel Hruska
2
of a hemorrhage or severe bleeding : not able to be controlled by compression
noncompressible abdominal bleeding
Noncompressible hemorrhage remains the leading cause of preventable death from trauma with mortality rates from intra-abdominal, pelvic, and groin hemorrhage approaching 50 percent.Gina Shaw

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncompressible was in 1831

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“Noncompressible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncompressible. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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