(v.) to press together; to reduce in size or volume; (n.) a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury
The editor helped to COMPRESS my rambling 25-page mystery into an 8-page thriller.
A cold COMPRESS my soothe headache pain.
SYNONYMS: (v.) condense, shrink, shorten
ANTONYMS: (v.) expand, enlarge
Source: Vocabulary Workshop New Edition SADLIER-OXFORD Jerome Shostak Level A