con·​densed | \ kən-ˈden(t)st \

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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Gently fold in condensed milk mixture until fully incorporated. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread-Chocolate Chunk No-Churn Ice Cream," 7 Dec. 2018 That would appear to benefit the Dodgers, since the condensed schedule could further limit how Counsell manages his relievers. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Brewers’ Bullpen Strategy Backfires With 4-3 Loss to Dodgers," 13 Oct. 2018 The next day started bright and early in the classroom as Heffring gave me and the other five attendees a condensed course on what to expect. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "How a day driving high-downforce cars at VIR taught me I’m OK being slow," 11 Sep. 2018 Here’s a condensed and edited version of the interview. Darcel Rockett,, "Nevertheless, princesses persisted: Author examines the power of the crown," 17 May 2018 Below is a condensed and edited Q&A. Q: What is your take on President Trump's and Jeff Sessions' 'zero tolerance' border policy? Merdie Nzanga, USA TODAY, "USA TODAY's Rick Jervis talks immigration, from 'zero tolerance' policy to asylum," 3 July 2018 Below is a condensed and edited transcript of the conversation. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What women in Milwaukee's music scene say about #MeToo, FemFest impact and breaking down barriers," 23 May 2018 Particularly Daytona and Kids See Ghosts, which adopt the song-craving appetite of the streaming era and apply it to a condensed album format: expertly curated with no clutter, just seven songs that demand rotation. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Everything Is Love Marks a New Step in the Album's Evolution," 19 June 2018 With the condensed schedule, the advisory also reminded baseball coaches to be cognizant of pitching limitations. Katherine Dunn,, "Rainy weather disrupts high school playoffs especially baseball, softball," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of condensed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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