Definitions for "COMPRESSES"
External applications to soften tissue, allay inflammation or alleviate pain.
Keywords:  cold, hot, moist, cloth, pad
A material such as cloth applied under pressure to an area of skin and held in place for a period of time. A compress can be cold, hot, moist, or dry.
(cold and hot) A folded cloth or pad applied so as to press upon a body part.