Definition of compressive in US English:



  • See compress

    • ‘The anomalously high compressive pressure dynamically supports the high topography above in flexural isostatic equilibrium with the hot, low-density region below.’
    • ‘The leg wounds were closed as soon as possible before the reversal of anticoagulation, without drainage, and were wrapped with a compressive bandage.’
    • ‘This concrete plug is un-reinforced and incorporates a taper to ensure compressive stress over the entire rock/concrete contact area.’
    • ‘These palsies generally are caused by the secretion of neurotoxins or the compressive effect of the destructive process through the relevant foramina.’
    • ‘The downward flexion gait increases the compressive force at the knee joint.’