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compress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of compress

  1. 1 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together a science textbook that compresses a lot of information about human reproduction into a few short chapters Synonyms of compress capsule, capsulize, collapse, compact, condense, constrict, constringe, contract, narrow (down), squeeze, telescope Words Related to compress cram, crowd, jam, jam-pack, pack; abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; boil down, downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; simplify, streamline; decrease, diminish, lessen Near Antonyms of compress dilate, disperse, dissipate, scatter; distend, inflate, swell Antonyms of compress decompress, expand, open, outspread, outstretch

  2. 2 to become smaller in size or volume through the drawing together of particles of matter the substance can compress under pressure Synonyms of compress contract, condense, constrict, shrinkWords Related to compress collapse, deflate, flatten; dry up, shrivel, wilt, wither; abate, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen; recede, retreat, withdrawNear Antonyms of compress accumulate, grow, increase; balloon, inflate, puff (up)Antonyms of compress balloon, expand, snowball, swell



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