cold compress

cold compress
cold cloth or pad applied to an body ache or injury

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • compress — com|press1 [kəmˈpres] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: compressare to press hard , from Latin comprimere to compress , from com ( COM ) + premere to press ] 1.) [I and T] to press something or make it smaller so that it takes up less… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • compress — 1 verb 1 (I, T) if you compress something it is pressed so that it takes up less space: compress sth into: The machine compresses old cars into blocks of scrap metal. | compressed air/gas etc: Compressed gas was escaping through a hole in the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • compress — 1. verb /kəmˈprɛs/ a) To make smaller; to press or squeeze together, or to make something occupy a smaller space or volume. The force required to compress a spring varies linearly with the displacement. b) To be pressed together or folded by… …   Wiktionary

  • compress — [kəm pres′; ] for n. [ käm′pres΄] vt. [ME compressen < OFr compresser < LL compressare < L compressus, pp. of comprimere, to squeeze < com , together + premere, to PRESS1] to press together; make more compact by or as by pressure n. 1 …   English World dictionary

  • compress — I n. 1) to apply a compress to 2) a cold; dry; hot; wet compress II v. (D; tr.) to compress into (to compress a whole paragraph into two sentences) * * * [ kɒmpres] dry hot wet compress a cold to apply a compress compress to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Compress — Cloth (or another material) applied under pressure to an area of the skin and held in place for a period of time. A compress can be any temperature (cold, luke arm, or hot) and it can be dry or wet. It may also be impregnated with medication or,… …   Medical dictionary

  • compress — compresses, compressing, compressed (The verb is pronounced [[t]kəmpre̱s[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]kɒ̱mpres[/t]].) 1) V ERG When you compress something or when it compresses, it is pressed or squeezed so that it takes up less space. [V n]… …   English dictionary

  • cold-press — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to subject to pressure or to express without heating cold press metal cold press petroleum oil for separation of wax by filtration * * * cold press «KOHLD PREHS», transitive verb. 1. to press (metal) without applying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • compress — compressible, adj. compressibly, adv. compressingly, adv. v. /keuhm pres /; n. /kom pres/, v.t. 1. to press together; force into less space. 2. to cause to become a solid mass: to compress cotton into bales. 3. to condense, shorten, or abbreviate …   Universalium

  • compress — com•press v. [[t]kəmˈprɛs[/t]] n. [[t]ˈkɒm prɛs[/t]] v. t. 1) to press or squeeze together; force into less space 2) to cause to become a solid mass: to compress cotton into bales[/ex] 3) cvb to condense, shorten, or abbreviate: The book was… …   From formal English to slang

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