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compact ppl. a.1 [Latin ‘compact-’ from ‘compingere’ to fasten together]
1. knit together Lr. I. ii. 7.
2. made up or composed “of” Err. III. ii. 22, MND. V. i. 8 “of imagination all compact,” AYL. II. vii. 5, Tit. V. iii. 88, Ven. 149 “a spirit all compact of fire.”
3. solid Lucr. 1423.
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