how to pronounce compress


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compress is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of compress in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… and compress it and use it as a fuel in …”

meanings of compress


  1. To be pressed together or folded by compression into a more economic, easier format.
  2. To make smaller; to press or squeeze together, or to make something occupy a smaller space or volume.
  3. To embrace sexually.
  4. To condense into a more economic, easier format.
  5. To make digital information smaller by encoding it using fewer bits.
  6. To abridge.


  1. A machine for compressing.
  2. A multiply folded piece of cloth, a pouch of ice etc., used to apply to a patient's skin, cover the dressing of wounds, and placed with the aid of a bandage to apply pressure on an injury.

compress frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word compress occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics compress can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that compress can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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