Why doesn’t water compress as much as you think it would?

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    It is possible to compress water, but it takes extremely high amounts of pressure to do. Water is a rather dense material that, at normal temperatures and amounts of pressure cannot be compressed. It is simply too strong a structure that has no where to go. The only way water can truly be compressed is when it is in certain forms of ice with a very particular crystal structure. These ice forms are not stable under 2000 atmospheres of pressure which will never be replicated under natural circumstances.  

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