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verb [T]     /kəmˈpres/
to press something into a smaller space : Firmly compress the soil in the pot so that the plant is secure . compressed air Squeezing and grinding to make information , a piece of writing, etc. shorter : The course compresses two year's training into six intensive months . I managed to compress ten pages of notes into four paragraphs .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong to make a computer file use less space when it is stored in the memory of a computer or on a disk , by using a special program : to compress data / files Operating computers compressible     /-ɪ.bl̩/ adjective compressible gas The state of matter
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