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 for compressed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compressed \Com*pressed"\, a.
     1. Pressed together; compacted; reduced in volume by
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     2. (Bot.) Flattened lengthwise.
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     Compressed-air engine, an engine operated by the elastic
        force of compressed air.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compress \Com*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compressed; p. pr &
     vb. n. Compressing.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to
     compress: com- + premere to press. See Press.]
     1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower
        compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact;
        to condense; as, to compress air or water.
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              Events of centuries . . . compressed within the
              compass of a single life.             --D. Webster.
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              The same strength of expression, though more
              compressed, runs through his historical harangues.
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     2. To embrace sexually. [Obs.] --Pope.
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     3. (Computers) to reduce the space required for storage (of
        binary data) by an algorithm which converts the data to a
        smaller number of bits while preserving the information
        content. The compressed data is usually decompressed to
        recover the initial data format before subsequent use.
     Syn: To crowd; squeeze; condense; reduce; abridge.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed" [syn:
             compressed, tight]
      2: reduced in volume by pressure; "compressed air"
      3: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain
         leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: compressed, flat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "compressed":
     Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bobbed,
     brief, brusque, capsule, capsulized, clamped, clipped, close,
     close-knit, close-textured, close-woven, compact, compacted,
     compendious, concentrated, concise, concrete, condensed, congested,
     consolidated, constricted, contracted, crammed, crammed full,
     cramped, crisp, cropped, crowded, curt, curtailed, cut, cut short,
     dense, digested, docked, elided, elliptic, epigrammatic, firm,
     gluey, gnomic, hard, heavy, impenetrable, impermeable, jam-packed,
     jammed, knitted, laconic, massive, mowed, mown, nipped, nonporous,
     packed, pinched, pinched-in, pithy, pointed, pollard, polled,
     pruned, puckered, pursed, reaped, reserved, sententious, serried,
     shaved, sheared, short, short and sweet, short-cut, shortened,
     snub, snubbed, solid, solidified, squeezed, strangled,
     strangulated, substantial, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn,
     terse, thick, thick-growing, thickset, tight, to the point,
     trimmed, truncated, viscid, viscose, viscous, wasp-waisted,

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