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Definitions of compress:

part of speech: noun

Folds of linen, used in surgery to make due pressure on any part.

part of speech: adjective


part of speech: verb

To crush or force into a smaller bulk; to press together; to bring within narrow limits; to squeeze.

part of speech: noun

A soft pad used in surgery to maintain pressure.

part of speech: verb transitive

To press together: to force into a narrower space: to condense.

part of speech: noun

Folds of soft linen cloth used to cover the dressings of wounds, & c., or to keep them in their proper place and defend them from the air.

part of speech: verb transitive

To press together; condense.

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A hard and usually pointed projection, growing upon the head of certain animals, especially cattle; goats, deer, etc.; the material of which animals horns are composed; a thickened form of tissue; a musical wind- instrument; one of the extremities or ends of the moon when in crescent form. ...

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