To subject to compression
To reduce in size, as by drawing together
The city has cotton gins and a cotton compress, and various manufactures.
Albany ships much cotton, and has a cotton compress, a cotton mill, cotton-seed oil and guano factories, brick yards, lumber mills and ice factories.
One object of the pony breeder, while maintaining hardiness of constitution, is to control size - to compress the most valuable qualities into small compass.
Retains Loft - Because wool fibers are naturally kinked and springy, you can compress wool for an extended period and it will spring back, recovering 95 percent of its original loft naturally.
Cold compress application should continue for the first 24 to 72 hours following injury - this will not only minimize the bruise's severity, it will also reduce pain and limit swelling.