overcompress

verb
over·​com·​press | \ ˌō-vər-kəm-ˈpres How to pronounce overcompress (audio) \
overcompressed; overcompressing

Definition of overcompress

: to compress (something) to an excessive degree overcompressed the padding an overcompressed gasket especially : to reduce (something, such as data, a data file, or a communications signal) too much through compression overcompressed the video the album's overcompressed vocals

First Known Use of overcompress

1715, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about overcompress

Statistics for overcompress

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for overcompress

The first known use of overcompress was in 1715

See more words from the same year

Comments on overcompress

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to make a temporary encampment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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