Cars & Driving
- verb to place under pressure or to squeeze into a small space
- To reduce data or information in size or volume. For instance, to compress a video signal or a message sent through a network, or to compact a file. This helps maximize the use of storage space, facilitates faster transfer, and also reduces transmission bandwidth.
- noun a wad of cloth soaked in hot or cold liquid and applied to the skin to relieve pain or swelling, or to force pus out of an infected wound