One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with object To press closely to a surface, to lay flat; to press (surfaces or objects) to each other.
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.
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