compaction

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French compaction, from Latin compactionem, from compingere.

Noun[edit]

compaction (plural compactions)

  1. The process of compacting something, or something that has been compacted.
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 480:
      At Smithfield Frith is being shovelled up, his youth, his grace, his learning and his beauty: a compaction of mud, grease, charred bone.