Hypertext Webster Gateway: "compacting"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Compact \Com*pact"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compacted}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Compacting}.]
1. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join
firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts
which compose a body.

Now the bright sun compacts the precious stone.

2. To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.

The whole body fitly joined together and compacted
by that which every joint supplieth. --Eph. iv. 16.

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