compressive strength

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com·pres·sive strength

tensile strength, except that the stress is in compression.

com·pres·sive strength

(kŏm-presiv strength)
Ability of a material to resist stress under compression.
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Each particle is driven into the rock formation at a velocity that delivers forces many times greater than the compressional strength of the rock, even in formations that exist at elevated hardness and stress.
The Polyganics' degradable nasal dressing exhibits compressional strength comparable to the currently available non-degradable dressings but offers highly enhanced comfort to the patient as it degrades over time.
The PolyganicsCO degradable nasal dressing exhibits compressional strength comparable to the currently available non-degradable dressings but offers highly enhanced comfort to the patient as it degrades over time.