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 in a sentence
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 for Students
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
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