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compact

adjective

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1 having a consistency that does not easily yield to pressure
  • a mattress with a compact foam core

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2 having little space between items or parts
  • compact soil that should provide good support for the plant

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compact

noun

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1 a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples
  • a five-nation compact to control drug traffic

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2 an arrangement about action to be taken
  • the two made a compact never to artificially prolong the other's life in the event of incapacitating illness or injury

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compact

verb

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1 to bring (something) to a central point or under a single control
  • the media giant decided to compact all of its far-flung operations onto a single site

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2 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together
  • compact the snow into a tight ball for throwing

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The first known use of compact was in the 14th century

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“Compact.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/compact. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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