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condense

verb con·dense \kən-ˈden(t)s\

: 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

con·densedcon·dens·ing

Full Definition of CONDENSE

transitive verb
:  to make denser or more compact; especially :  to subject to condensation
intransitive verb
:  to undergo condensation
con·dens·able also con·dens·ible \-ˈden(t)-sə-bəl\ adjective
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Examples of CONDENSE

  1. The information is collected and then passed on to the CEO in condensed form.
  2. The cooler temperatures cause the gas to condense into a liquid.
  3. Moisture in the air condenses to form tiny drops of water.
  4. 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

contract, shrink, condense, compress, constrict, deflate mean to decrease in bulk or volume. contract applies to a drawing together of surfaces or particles or a reduction of area or length <caused her muscles to contract>. shrink implies a contracting or a loss of material and stresses a falling short of original dimensions <the sweater will shrink when washed>. condense implies a reducing of something homogeneous to greater compactness without significant loss of content <condense the essay into a paragraph>. compress implies a pressing into a small compass and definite shape usually against resistance <compressed cotton into bales>. constrict implies a tightening that reduces diameter <the throat is constricted by a tight collar>. deflate implies a contracting by reducing the internal pressure of contained air or gas <deflate the balloon>.

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous
CONDENSIBLE Defined for Kids

condense

verb con·dense \kən-ˈdens\
con·densedcon·dens·ing

Definition of CONDENSE for Kids

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 Dictionary

condense

verb con·dense \kən-ˈden(t)s\
con·densedcon·dens·ing

Medical Definition of CONDENSE

transitive verb
:  to make denser or more compact; especially :  to subject to condensation
intransitive verb
1
:  to undergo condensation
2
:  to become visibly dense or more compact <the chromosomes condense during prophase>
con·dens·able \-ˈden(t)-sə-bəl\ adjective

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