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Definition of "compressed" []

  • Pressed together or into less volume or space. (adjective)
  • Biology Flattened, especially laterally or lengthwise, as certain leafstalks or the bodies of many fishes. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "compressed" in a sentence
  • ""Spunnels" in the public's jargon, came into being, the term compressed from the phrase "hyperspace tunnels," a universal phenomenon once suspected and eventually confirmed."
  • "The other lab-experiment dessert utilizes what they call compressed fruit, which to me looks like cantaloupe and honeydew cubes with cold melon soup and a few flowers in a cool asymmetrical bowl."
  • "A long time ago I was thinking about compression methods and had thoughts along the same lines, trying to consider at what point it became more practical to assign everything a reference number rather than storing the image itself in compressed form."