non·​com·​press·​ible | \ ˌnän-kəm-ˈpre-sə-bəl How to pronounce noncompressible (audio) \
variants: or non-compressible

Definition of noncompressible

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

First Known Use of noncompressible

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Noncompressible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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