condense

verb con·dense \ kən-ˈden(t)s \

Definition of condense

condensed; condensing
transitive verb
:to make denser or more compact; especially :to subject to condensation
intransitive verb
:to undergo condensation

condensable

or less commonly condensible play \kən-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.

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Origin and Etymology of condense

Middle English, from Latin condensare, from com- + densare to make dense, from densus dense

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 English Language Learners

condense

verb

Definition of condense for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CONDENSE Defined for Kids

condense

verb con·dense \ kən-ˈdens \

Definition of condense for Students

condensed; condensing
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 \

medical Definition of condense

condensed; condensing
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

condensable

play \-ˈden(t)-sə-bəl\ adjective


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