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  • The reason for this is that some material compresses much better than others.
  • The upper series of the cave compresses many features into a relatively short space.
  • When a body compresses any part of our sense of touch, what happens? Cited from Zoonomia, Vol. I, by Erasmus Darwin
  • Small compresses may be applied to any part of the body. Cited from Valere Aude, by Louis Dechmann
  • It compresses energy in the core inside its body in order to attack with enough power to blow away mountains.
  • But the strong air of winter compresses and solidifies them during the time above mentioned. Cited from Ten Books on Architecture, by Vitruvius
  • The weight of falling water compresses the air in the top of the chamber.
  • No packs or compresses should be put on when parts of the body are cold. Cited from Valere Aude, by Louis Dechmann
  • Designed to determine their compatibility, the course compresses the first ten years of marriage into one week.
  • But taking a glance at the others of her late company of actors, she compresses her lips. Cited from The Egoist, by George Meredith
  • They are covered only slightly, and like all cooling compresses, are changed as soon as they become hot. Cited from Valere Aude, by Louis Dechmann
  • It compresses the emotion of a Greek drama into a space of perhaps four thousand words. Cited from The Best Short Stories of 1917, ed. by Edward J. O'Brien
  • These local compresses may be removed and changed when hot and dry without disturbing the larger pack. Cited from Nature Cure, by Henry Lindlahr
  • The increased mass compresses the planet due to gravity, thus keeping it from being larger.
  • It takes the traditional fantasy sports model and compresses it into a daily, and sometimes weekly, game.
  • If they do not go back readily, compresses dipped in warm wine should be used. Cited from Old-Time Makers of Medicine, by James J. Walsh
  • Against the woman's sides were placed hot compresses in the form of warm oil-filled bladders.
  • This compresses the air on all sides and sets sound vibrations in action. Cited from The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men, by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
  • All of her bright hair was hidden, her eyes were on the compresses that she was counting. Cited from The Tin Soldier, by Temple Bailey
  • Treatment can include warm compresses or expression of the gland by a professional.
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Root form of compresses is compress for both verb and noun.

Meaning of compresses

  • noun A cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
  • verb Make more compact by or as if by pressing
    compress the data
  • verb Squeeze or press together
    she compressed her lips, the spasm contracted the muscle