compressing

Definitions of compressing
  1. noun
    applying pressure
    synonyms: compression
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    Antonyms:
    decompressing, decompression
    relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
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    squeeze, squeezing
    the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    condensation, condensing
    the act of increasing the density of something
    compaction, crunch, crush
    the act of crushing
    constriction
    the action or process of compressing
    spasm
    (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
    squeeze
    the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
    strangulation
    (pathology) constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid
    pinch, tweak
    a squeeze with the fingers
    inspissation, thickening
    the act of thickening
    grind, mill, pulverisation, pulverization
    the act of grinding to a powder or dust
    expression
    the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing
    expulsion, extrusion
    squeezing out by applying pressure
    vasoconstriction
    decrease in the diameter of blood vessels
    type of:
    press, pressing, pressure
    the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
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