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compressĭo (conp- ), ōnis, f. com primo,
I.a pressing together, compression.
I. Prop.
A. In gen.: “aurum compressione coactum,Vitr. 7, 8, 4; Oros. 7, 6.— With gen.: “ventris,Gell. 16, 3: “musculorum,Scrib. Comp. 84.—
B. Esp.,
1. An embracing: artae amantūm, * Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 64. —
2. Copulation, Arn. 2, 93; Hyg. Fab. 187; Tert. adv. Marc. 4, 34.—
II. Trop., of diction, the compression of an expression, Cic. Brut. 7, 29; v. Ellendt. ad h. l.—
B. A suppression, repression: “bellorum civilium,Oros. 7, 6: “corporalium cupiditatum,Ambros. in Psa. 48, Serm. 19, § 19.
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