1 (Also called)
compressure the act of compressing or the condition of being compressed
2 an increase in pressure of the charge in an engine or compressor obtained by reducing its volume
n a type of internal-combustion engine, such as a diesel, in which ignition occurs as a result of the rise in temperature caused by compression of the mixture in the cylinder
n the ratio of the volume enclosed by the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine at the beginning of the compression stroke to the volume enclosed at the end of it
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condensation, consolidation, constriction, crushing, pressure, squeezing, wedging
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