noncompressible

adjective non·com·press·ible \ ˌnän-kəm-ˈpre-sə-bəl \
variants: or non-compressible
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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 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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up noncompressible? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!