compact - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/kəmˈpækt/
present tense
I/you/we/theycompact
he/she/itcompacts
present participlecompacting
past tensecompacted
past participlecompacted
  1. to make something smaller or firmer by pressing it, or to become smaller or firmer in this way

    Years of heavy use have compacted the soil.