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condense

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verb con·dense \kən-ˈden(t)s\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of condense

condensed

condensing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make denser or more compact; especially :  to subject to condensation

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo condensation

condensable

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condensible

play \-ˈden(t)-sə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of condense in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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>.

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CONDENSE Defined for Kids

condense

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verb con·dense \kən-ˈdens\

Definition of condense for Students

condensed

condensing

  1. 1 :  to make or become more compact or concise <Condense the paragraph into one sentence.>

  2. 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

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verb con·dense \kən-ˈden(t)s\

Medical Definition of condense

condensed

;

condensing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to make denser or more compact; especially :  to subject to condensation

  3. 1

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to undergo condensation

  6. 2:  to become visibly dense or more compact <the chromosomes condense during prophase>

condensable

\-ˈden(t)-sə-bəl\play adjective




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