One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1past and past participle of press
2Flattened, shaped, or smoothed by the application of pressure, typically from an iron.‘immaculately pressed trousers’‘pressed flowers’
- 2.1 (of juice or oil) extracted by crushing or squeezing fruit, vegetables, etc.‘freshly pressed orange juice’
- 2.1 (of juice or oil) extracted by crushing or squeezing fruit, vegetables, etc.
Forced to enlist in the army or navy.‘the day before we sailed, a number of pressed men were brought on board’
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