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noun 
  1. A folded piece of cloth, a pouch of ice, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and placed with the aid of a bandage to apply pressure on an injury.
He held a cold over the sprain.
Translations: 
  • German: Kompresse
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
verb (compresses, compressing, compressed)
  1. To make smaller; to press or squeeze together, or to make something occupy a smaller space or volume.
The force required to a spring varies linearly with the displacement.
  1. To condense or abridge.
If you try to the entire book into a three-sentence summary, you will lose a lot of information.
Translations: 
  • French: comprimer
  • German: komprimieren
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: comprimere
    (trans-mid)

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