Definition of adpress in English:

adpress

verb

Botany Zoology
  • with object To press closely to a surface, to lay flat; to press (surfaces or objects) to each other.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Darwin (1809–1882), naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection. From classical Latin adpress-, past participial stem of adprimere (also apprimere) to press to or on from ad- + premere to press.

Pronunciation:

adpress

/ədˈprɛs//adˈprɛs/