Synonyms for compress

Synonyms for (noun) compress

Synonyms: compress

Definition: a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)

Similar words: medical dressing, dressing

Definition: a cloth covering for a wound or sore

Synonyms for (verb) compress

Synonyms: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

Similar words: tighten

Definition: become tight or tighter

Usage: The rope tightened


Synonyms: compact, compress, pack together

Definition: make more compact by or as if by pressing

Usage: compress the data

Similar words: force, wedge, squeeze

Definition: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

Usage: I squeezed myself into the corner