## compressive

com·pres·sive compressing or tending to compress

## compressive

adjective

Serving to or able to compress.

*Related Forms:*

**com·pres′sive·ly**adverb

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- The whole of the rod will therefore be subject to a
**compressive**longitudinal stress P, the associated contraction R, expressed as a fraction of the original length, being R = P/M = (B 2 -H2)/87-M, where M is Young's modulus. - 4 Some writers have indeed contended that the stress in magnetized iron is not
**compressive**, but tensile, even when, as in the case of a ring-magnet, there are no free ends. - Rowland in support of
**compressive**stress. - The maximum
**compressive**working stress on the concrete may be 500 lb per sq. - Folding of the rocks resulted from the operation of great
**compressive**forces acting tangentially to the figure of the earth.

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