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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Once the employees are trained, students will receive a more condensed version of the instruction, Simpson said. Kimberly Fornek,, "Former police officers hired as security officers in Hinsdale District 86," 6 June 2019 The Oscar-winning actress not only condensed three years of martial arts training into a six-month window ahead of shooting, but sustained injuries—and fought through them—in the process. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Halle Berry Proves That Jaw-Dropping Legs Have No Age Limit," 8 May 2019 Poland, which is chairing the talks, was circulated a condensed draft text Wednesday running to about 100 pages, down from about 300 at the start of the talks. Frank Jordans, The Seattle Times, "UN chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks," 12 Dec. 2018 But in a condensed Pac-12 Conference that may send only four teams to the NCAA Tournament, the Beavers are also just two games out of fifth place in the league standings with eight regular season games remaining. Danny Moran,, "Oregon State Beavers men's basketball facing frustration, doubt while looking to snap losing streak," 7 Feb. 2018 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

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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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