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noun (n)

  • a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever) (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make more compact by or as if by pressing (
    Compress the data.
    source: wordnet30
  • squeeze or press together (
    She compressed her lips.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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