Simple Definition of condense
: to make (something) shorter or smaller by removing parts that are less important
: to change from a gas into a liquid
: to remove water from (something) to make it thicker
Examples of condense
The information is collected and then passed on to the CEO in condensed form.
The cooler temperatures cause the gas to condense into a liquid.
Moisture in the air condenses to form tiny drops of water.
Condense the milk by cooking it slowly.
Origin of condense
Middle English, from Latin condensare, from com- + densare to make dense, from densus dense
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of condense
CONDENSE Defined for Kids
Definition of condense
1 : to make or become more compact or concise <Condense the paragraph into one sentence.>
2 : to change or cause to change from a vapor to a liquid (as by cooling) <The morning air condensed onto the cold window.>
Medical Definition of condense
: to make denser or more compact; especially : to subject to condensation
1: to undergo condensation
2: to become visibly dense or more compact <the chromosomes condense during prophase>
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