Definition of Compressing

1. Noun. Applying pressure.

Exact synonyms: Compression
Generic synonyms: Press, Pressing, Pressure
Specialized synonyms: Squeeze, Squeezing, Condensation, Condensing, Compaction, Crunch, Crush, Constriction
Derivative terms: Compress, Compress, Compress
Antonyms: Decompression

Definition of Compressing

1. Verb. (present participle of compress) ¹

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Definition of Compressing

1. compress [v] - See also: compress

Lexicographical Neighbors of Compressing

compressed air
compressed gas
compressed sponge
compressed tablet
compressed yeast
compressible cavernous bodies
compressing (current term)
compression anaesthesia
compression bandage
compression fracture
compression molding
compression neuropathy
compression of brain
compression of tissue
compression paralysis
compression plating
compression pump
compression ratio
compression retinopathy
compression set

Literary usage of Compressing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"A front view of the compressing spooler is shown in Fig. 7 (a), while Fig. 8 shows the appearance of the machine as seen from the rear. ..."

2. The Development of the Frog's Egg: An Introduction to Experimental Embryology by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1897)
"The first three planes of division were at right angles to the compressing plate. Pflüger explained these results as due to the position which the nuclear ..."

3. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"compressing Data Files Definition of Compression compressing a file is a ... Advantages of compressing a file include n reduced storage requirements for the ..."

4. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1889)
"Air-compressing Machinery at Collieries.—Mr. J. Morison* points out the danger attending the use of light mineral oils for lubricating ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1831)
"... for compressing ike Dorsal Vein of the Peni-i, in Man and other ... mount over those bodies, to exert their compressing influence on the vena dorsalis. ..."

6. Shield and Compressed Air Tunneling by Bertram Henry Majendie Hewett, Sigvald Johannesson (1922)
"(b) The high pressure air compressing plant, used to supply compressed air for ... The purpose of the low pressure air compressing plant is to furnish the ..."

7. A Text-book on the Gas, Oil, and Air Engines by Bryan Donkin (1896)
"In this way we get— Type { j£ Non-compressing engines; and compressing engines. ... Type I., Cla^sa, includes non-compressing motors drawing in and igniting ..."

8. Heat by Edward Marvin Shealy (1914)
"during compression requires that more work be performed in compressing a gas ... In each case of compression shown, the work performed in compressing the ..."

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