Synonyms for compress:
redact, append, tighten, pantyliner, cotton wool, plaster cast, paginate, eye patch, cram, read through, fictionalize, interpolate, first-aid kit, ice pack, water down, tourniquet, sling, proofread, cotton ball, excise, brace, score out, cotton wool ball, strike out, paragraph, poultice, harden, dramatize, bite into, sanitize, splint, write in, bear down on or upon, bowdlerize, scratch out, widen, Plaster Of Paris, censor, corset, solidify, truss, distill, pad out, rub out, write out, emend, gypsum.
tread, grind, scratch, rub.
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Sense 5 (noun)
compact, condense (verb)
pack together, compact.
erode, diminish, truncate, die down, dwindle, decrease, decrement, lessen, deplete, abbreviate, contract, shorten, compact, subside, concentrate, shrink, lower, abate, recede, deflate, drain, abridge, deduct, curtail.
Usage examples for compress:
- Apparently she had been expecting him, for as he entered she stood up, and wiped her cheek and mouth with one hand, as if to compress her lips the more tightly. - "Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
- I placed a wet compress on the throat and chest and had her put to bed, but ordered the bed to be removed further from the window, and the latter partly to be kept open. - "Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms", Charles Munde.
- I only know that I found myself, with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause, making the most strenuous exertions to compress it within those limits. - "Great Expectations", Charles Dickens.