Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun compress

1 sense of compress

Sense 1
compress -- (a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever))
       => dressing, medical dressing -- (a cloth covering for a wound or sore)

Antonyms of verb compress

1 of 2 senses of compress

Sense 1
compress, compact, pack together -- (make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data")
       Antonym of decompress (Sense 1)
      => decompress, uncompress -- (restore to its uncompressed form; "decompress data")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb compress

2 senses of compress

Sense 1
compress, compact, pack together -- (make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data")
       => wedge, squeeze, force -- (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner")

Sense 2
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

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