- pressed together; made more compact by pressure
- Bot. flattened lengthwise, as the stalk of an aspen leaf
- Zool. flattened into a thin, convex, streamlined shape, as the body of the flounder or other flatfish
- Pressed together or into less volume or space.
- Biology Flattened, especially laterally or lengthwise, as certain leafstalks or the bodies of many fishes.
(comparative more compressed, superlative most compressed)
- simple past tense and past participle of compress