from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving to or able to compress.
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- adj. That compresses
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Compressing, or having power or tendency to compress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having power to compress; tending to compress.
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Bond logs are often inconclusive and the longer cement has to hydrate and gain compressive strength, the higher the likelihood of a better log.
Concrete has roughly 10 times more compressive strength than tensile strength.
Load bearing walls, muros de carga, rely upon the compressive strength of the blocks or bricks and not just the beams.
These are a good example of the compressive strength of unreinforced concrete and the lack of tensile strength.
I worship stout, evenly compressive shorts and these fit the bill perfectly.
Finally, we have a President who won't be judged on the color of his skin, but on the compressive strength of his concrete.
The mixture is then molded at pressures of from about 150-600 psi and temperatures of from about 150-500 degrees Fahrenheit to yield a final composite having a compressive strength of at least about 5 MPa.
How would these two objects (two kinds of women, both subject to the compressive embrace of men), feel different to the touch?
At the core of a star this compressive force creates the conditions that allow fusion reactions to occur.
International research has clearly identified soil vehicle data and the physical principles of soil stress transmission as essential for the compressive stresses reaching the subsoil.