Definition and Meanings for compress
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Part of Speech of compress
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
Etymology of compress
Meaning of compress
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water.
- to embrace sexually.
- to reduce the space required for storage (of binary data) by an algorithm which converts the data to a smaller number of bits while preserving the information content. the compressed data is usually decompressed to recover the initial data format before subsequent use.
- a folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure on any part.