compressed Definition

  • 1pressed or squeezed together; made more compact or dense
  • 2reduced in size, volume, or quantity

Using compressed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "compressed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The compressed file format saves a lot of storage space.

  • Example

    The gas is compressed into a smaller volume.

  • Example

    The time frame for the project was compressed due to budget constraints.

compressed Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for compressed

Phrases with compressed

  • air that has been put under pressure and reduced in volume


    The mechanic used compressed air to clean the engine.

  • compressed workweek

    a work schedule that allows employees to work longer hours per day but fewer days per week


    The company implemented a compressed workweek to improve work-life balance for its employees.

  • a fuel that can be used in place of gasoline or diesel fuel, made by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure


    Many public transportation systems use compressed natural gas as a cheaper and cleaner alternative to traditional fuels.


Summary: compressed in Brief

The term 'compressed' [kəmˈprɛst] refers to something that has been pressed or squeezed together, resulting in a more compact or dense form. It can also mean something that has been reduced in size, volume, or quantity. Examples include compressed files, compressed air, and compressed workweeks.

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