Meaning of COMPRESSED in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kəm-ˈprest also ]

ˈkäm-ˌ adjective

Date: 14th century

1. : pressed together : reduced in size or volume (as by pressure)

2. : flattened as though subjected to compression:

a. : flattened laterally

petioles compressed

b. : narrow from side to side and deep in a dorsoventral direction

• com·pressed·ly kəm-ˈprest-lē, -ˈpre-səd-lē adverb

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