condense

verb
con·​dense | \ kən-ˈden(t)s How to pronounce condense (audio) \
condensed; condensing

Definition of condense

transitive verb

: to make denser or more compact especially : to subject to condensation

intransitive verb

: to undergo condensation

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Other Words from condense

condensable or less commonly condensible \ kən-​ˈden(t)-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce condense (audio) \ adjective

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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

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web The simplest option is to let water evaporate, leaving behind salts and chemicals, and then condense the vapor into clean water. Prachi Patel, Scientific American, "Sunlight Powers Portable, Inexpensive Systems to Produce Drinking Water," 26 Jan. 2021 When cooled to nearly absolute zero, a thin cloud of gas can condense into a BEC, whose uncommon quantum mechanical properties include the ability to interfere with another BEC, much as two lasers can interfere. quantamagazine.org, "Physicists Study How Universes Might Bubble Up and Collide," 25 Jan. 2021 But there are also bright spots, college officials said, such as the growing popularity of short-term classes that condense the coursework of a full semester into a few weeks. Washington Post, "Headlines to start your Monday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia," 7 Dec. 2020 This technique put Lewis in prime position to condense the throwing window and contest the pass, which ended up bouncing off Brown’s outstretched arm into Thompson’s grasp for the interception. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 things we learned from Cowboys-Ravens, including why Mike Nolan should be a one-and-done DC," 9 Dec. 2020 Their solution was to condense the event’s footprint. Missy Wilkinson, NOLA.com, "From Hurricane Katrina to coronavirus, Celebration in the Oaks comes full circle," 23 Nov. 2020 Following the ruling, collection efforts were instructed to halt roughly two weeks ahead of schedule, forcing field reporters to condense the two remaining weeks of work into two days after the Supreme Court's Oct. 13 ruling. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "Internal documents suggest late census data may thwart Trump’s population count scheme," 3 Dec. 2020 Two weeks ago, Lanigan, 23, and her three roommates decided to condense their pod and stop eating at restaurants to prepare to go home for the holidays. Washington Post, "Pandemic Thanksgiving plans pivot after a surge in coronavirus cases," 24 Nov. 2020 Null, who leads Baylor’s academic planning, said the college will eliminate spring break and condense the semester calendar, instead incorporating a couple days off that were historically holidays. Brittany Britto, ExpressNews.com, "As pandemic continues, some Texas colleges scrap spring break plans," 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of condense

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for condense

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

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The first known use of condense was in the 15th century

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“Condense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condense. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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condense

verb

English Language Learners 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

condense

verb
con·​dense | \ kən-ˈdens How to pronounce condense (audio) \
condensed; condensing

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.

condense

verb
con·​dense | \ kən-ˈden(t)s How to pronounce condense (audio) \
condensed; condensing

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

Other Words from condense

condensable \ -​ˈden(t)-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce condense (audio) \ adjective

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