American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that compresses, especially:
- n. Mechanics A pump or other machine that increases the pressure of a gas.
- n. Medicine An instrument or device that compresses, such as a forceps or clamp.
- n. Anatomy A muscle that causes compression of a body part.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which compresses. Specifically— In surgery, an instrument used for compressing some part of the body, for which it is adapted in form.
- n. A device that produces pressure, such as a gas compressor that produces pressurized gas.
- n. A device that squeezes (compresses).
- n. audio A device that reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal.
- n. anatomy A muscle that compresses certain parts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) A muscle that compresses certain parts.
- n. (Surg.) An instrument for compressing an artery (esp., the femoral artery) or other part.
- n. An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass plates an object to be examined with the microscope; -- called also
- n. (Mach.) A machine for compressing gases; especially, an air compressor.
- n. a mechanical device that compresses gasses
“Since his compressor is in the garage, I just step outside and blow that dust away.”
“Energy Saver Mode: Turns off the fan whenever the compressor is off.”
“But I'm not worried about the long term compressor issues.”
“In Consumer Reports’ ongoing tests of refrigerators, we’ve noted that enhancements in compressor design have helped improve the appliances’ overall efficiency.”
“If the compressor is mounted on the car, but removable … that way, for short trips, you don’t have to carry the weight of the compressor and you can just charge up before you go.”
“Before that February incident, according to people familiar with the details, the same engine suffered at least two so-called compressor stalls -- or brief outages -- but was inspected and declared fit for flight.”
“Before moulding, the chocolate is passed through a machine, known as a compressor, which removes air-bubbles.”
“The compressor was the largest and most expensive component and reduced system efficiency.”
“Welp, a compressor is a device that you shoot sound into, and it compresses it.”
“Three-version, in turn, was performed as a short (2,300 mm) and long (2650 mm) base, which will soon establish a full-fledged version of the elongated pyatidverny compressor, which is the most popular model in the series.”
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