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1. pressed tightly together;
- Example: "with lips compressed"
[syn: compressed, tight]

2. reduced in volume by pressure;
- Example: "compressed air"

3. flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes);
[syn: compressed, flat]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compressed \Com*pressed"\, a. 1. Pressed together; compacted; reduced in volume by pressure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Flattened lengthwise. [1913 Webster] Compressed-air engine, an engine operated by the elastic force of compressed air. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compress \Com*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compressed; p. pr & vb. n. Compressing.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Events of centuries . . . compressed within the compass of a single life. --D. Webster. [1913 Webster] The same strength of expression, though more compressed, runs through his historical harangues. --Melmoth. [1913 Webster] 2. To embrace sexually. [Obs.] --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. (Computers) 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. [PJC] Syn: To crowd; squeeze; condense; reduce; abridge. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

compressed adj 1: pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed" [syn: compressed, tight] 2: reduced in volume by pressure; "compressed air" 3: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: compressed, flat]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "compressed": Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bobbed, brief, brusque, capsule, capsulized, clamped, clipped, close, close-knit, close-textured, close-woven, compact, compacted, compendious, concentrated, concise, concrete, condensed, congested, consolidated, constricted, contracted, crammed, crammed full, cramped, crisp, cropped, crowded, curt, curtailed, cut, cut short, dense, digested, docked, elided, elliptic, epigrammatic, firm, gluey, gnomic, hard, heavy, impenetrable, impermeable, jam-packed, jammed, knitted, laconic, massive, mowed, mown, nipped, nonporous, packed, pinched, pinched-in, pithy, pointed, pollard, polled, pruned, puckered, pursed, reaped, reserved, sententious, serried, shaved, sheared, short, short and sweet, short-cut, shortened, snub, snubbed, solid, solidified, squeezed, strangled, strangulated, substantial, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn, terse, thick, thick-growing, thickset, tight, to the point, trimmed, truncated, viscid, viscose, viscous, wasp-waisted, wrinkled