What are some opposite words for compress?

Antonyms for compress
kəmˈprɛs; ˈkɒm prɛscom·press

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compress

    Antonyms:
    expand, dilate, diffuse, colliquate, compression

    Synonyms:
    condense, compact, crowd, squeeze, contract, abridge, epitomize, summarize

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compressverb

    a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)

    Antonyms:
    uncompress, decompress

  2. compress, compact, pack togetherverb

    make more compact by or as if by pressing

    "compress the data"

    Antonyms:
    uncompress, decompress

    Synonyms:
    bundle, press, squeeze, pack, compact, contract, pack together, wad, constrict

  3. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, pressverb

    squeeze or press together

    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

    Antonyms:
    uncompress, decompress

    Synonyms:
    fight, adjure, weigh, pressure, crush, narrow, thrust, get, rack, cut, pack together, foreshorten, undertake, hale, press, twitch, pack, gouge, tweet, embrace, bundle, agitate, force, pinch, shove, weight-lift, sign up, sign on, twinge, urge, hug, shrink, concentrate, campaign, sign, abridge, reduce, take, condense, contract, iron, crusade, extort, stuff, urge on, squeeze, beseech, squash, compact, constringe, exhort, wring, mash, coerce, wad, bid, push, bosom, wedge, entreat, shorten, squelch, abbreviate, conjure, constrict, press out, weightlift, iron out

Editors Contribution

  1. burst, expand

    to press together, to force into less space

    "the hull compressed from the pressure" "the child compacted the foil into a ball with it fist and threw it."

    Submitted by minithygesen on June 12, 2021  

How to use compress in a sentence?

  1. Blake Hall:

    We're verifying more than 1 % of the American adult population each quarter, and that's starting to compress more to like 45 or 50 days.

  2. Alex Azar:

    We've got to use the full power of the U.S. government and the private sector here to compress all of those (drug trial) timelines, reduce inefficiency in development and use the power of the U.S. government to produce at risk, scale hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines even while we're running the clinical trials to prove their safe and effective.

  3. Abraham Lincoln:

    He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.

  4. The Family Leader observer:

    They talked about binders – things that compress a girl’s chest to make it appear you don’t have what is there, and they talked about how students can make fake testicles by filling pantyhose with rice and sewing them into their panties.

  5. Simon Marriott:

    This will allow aerospace companies to compress their development cycles because we are making these prototype engines three or four times faster than normal.

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