1. that has been violently compressed
; - Example: "the squashed looking nakedness of the fledgling birds"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Squash \Squash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squashed (skw[o^]sht); p.
pr. & vb. n. Squashing.] [OE. squachen, OF. escachier,
esquachier, to squash, to crush, F. ['e]cacher, perhaps from
(assumed) LL. excoacticare, fr. L. ex + coactare to
constrain, from cogere, coactum, to compel. Cf. Cogent,
Squat, v. i.]
To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: that has been violently compressed; "the squashed looking
nakedness of the fledgling birds"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "squashed":
crushed, even, flat, flattened, flush, homaloidal, horizontal,
level, plain, plane, quashed, quelled, repressed, rolled, smashed,
smooth, smoothed out, smoothened, smothered, squashed flat,
squelched, stifled, subdued, suffocated, suppressed, tabloid,
tabular, trodden, trodden flat