con·​densed kən-ˈden(t)st How to pronounce condensed (audio)
: reduced to a more compact or dense form
also : having a face narrower than that of a standard typeface

Examples of condensed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get the Recipe 36 of 41 Millionaire Pie Pineapple bits, coconut, and crunchy pecans float in a filling of condensed milk and gelatin. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 2 Nov. 2023 Here is an edited and condensed summary, in Ms. Schoneveld’s own words, about how the collection took shape. Alix Strauss, New York Times, 21 Oct. 2023 All of that process was very condensed into four or five days. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 6 Oct. 2023 Add the salt and condensed milk, then stir to combine. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Oct. 2023 But first, read on for an edited and condensed portion of our interview with Schwartz. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Aug. 2023 Although there is nominally an option for candidates to submit additional signatures in lieu of paying the fee, that may be less of an option for candidates this year due to the condensed timeline. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2023 RedZone, meanwhile, will be available on a premium tier that also includes full and condensed game replays and other content for $14.99 per month. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Aug. 2023 Their last home game loss came on Nov. 4, 2020, during the condensed season amid the coronavirus pandemic — a 3-2 setback against Mount Saint Joseph. Glenn Graham, Baltimore Sun, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of condensed was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Condensed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


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