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compress

 [kom´pres]
a pad of gauze or similar dressing, for application of pressure or medication to a restricted area, or for local applications of heat or cold.

com·press

(kom'pres),
A pad of gauze or other material applied for local pressure.
[L. com-primo, pp. -pressus, to press together]

compress

(kəm-prĕs′)
tr.v. com·pressed, com·pressing, com·presses
1. To press together: compressed her lips.
2. To make more compact by or as if by pressing.
n. (kŏm′prĕs′)
Medicine A soft pad of gauze or other material applied with pressure to a part of the body to control hemorrhage or to supply heat, cold, moisture, or medication to alleviate pain or reduce infection.

com·press′i·bil′i·ty n.
com·press′i·ble (kəm-prĕs′ə-bəl) adj.

compress

noun A pad of folded gauze that may be applied with pressure to an area of skin and held in place for a period of time—e.g., to cover an open wound or stop bleeding; they can be cold or hot, moist or dry.

verb To apply pressure.

compress

A pad of folded gauze, which may be applied with pressure to an area of skin and held in place for a period of time–eg, to cover an open wound or stop bleeding; compresses can be cold or hot; moist or dry. See Cold compress, Hot compress.

com·press

(kom'pres)
A pad of gauze or other material applied for local pressure.
[L. com-primo, pp. -pressus, to press together]

compress

A pad of gauze or other material firmly applied to a part of the body to apply heat, cold or medication or to control bleeding (haemorrhage).
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