Definition of compressing:
Synonyms for compressing:
- contracting (part of speech: verb)
diminishing (part of speech: verb)
- flattening (part of speech: verb)
- decreasing (part of speech: verb)
And, as if it were yesterday, I can see him under the lamplight compressing his lips, or puffing like a smoker through them, taking off his spectacles, and blowing his nose with great ceremony and carelessly allowing the handkerchief to reach his eyes.- "The Delicious Vice", Young E. Allison.
When the clavicle is depressed to the fullest extent, if then the sterno- cleido- mastoid and scalenus muscles be relaxed by inclining the head and neck towards the artery, I believe it may be possible to arrest the flow of blood through the artery by compressing it against the first rib, and this position will also facilitate the operation of ligaturing the vessel.- "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.
The little girl, who was wearing a new blue- striped frock that day for the first time, had been anxious to exhibit it, and had accordingly taken her stand outside the shop, manifesting great propriety of bearing, and compressing her lips with the grave expression of a little woman of six who is afraid of soiling her clothes.- "The Fat and the Thin", Emile Zola.