con·​densed | \ kən-ˈden(t)st How to pronounce condensed (audio) \

Definition of condensed

: reduced to a more compact or dense form also : having a face narrower than that of a standard typeface

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Recent Examples on the Web Cleveland lined up in balanced formation with a condensed tight end pairing to the field. cleveland, "How the Browns offense can take advantage of a Steelers defense without T.J Watt and other key starters -- Film Review," 31 Dec. 2020 Whether Doncic’s struggles stem from a lack of conditioning or are the product of a condensed NBA preseason — or both — isn’t his focus. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "Whether a conditioning issue or not, Luka Doncic knows this about his slump: ‘I’ve got to do way better’," 31 Dec. 2020 Here's our condensed list of Gossip Girl's most important couples: the ones that worked, and the ones that should have been banned from Manhattan. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Best—And Worst—Gossip Girl Couples of All Time," 22 Dec. 2020 James could make a push, but the safe bet is the condensed offseason will lead to a more conservative approach with his minutes and usage from a season ago. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, "Why the Lakers signed Anthony Davis for the long haul," 3 Dec. 2020 Like the fastest combustion and even rocket cars, the secret is in dropping a great deal of weight from the craft—the scramjet scoops up oxygen from the air instead of in condensed form from a tank. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The Experimental Engine That Could Get Us Anywhere in the World in 2 Hours," 2 Dec. 2020 The job of this letter was to present the whole situation in a condensed form, but on its true scale, not as a personal matter. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, National Review, "An Encounter Sabotaged," 17 Nov. 2020 This fall during the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s condensed football season, Brush played only two WRC teams and four nonconference opponents, plus Twinsburg in the playoffs. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Brush leaving the Western Reserve Conference in 2021," 16 Dec. 2020 There's been only one week since the condensed season's late October start when the virus hasn't forced cancellation of at least one game. Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "It's time to shut down the Big Ten football season," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of condensed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jan 2021

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“Condensed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of condensed

: reduced to a more compact or dense form condensed metaphase chromosomes condensed heterochromatin

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