condenser

noun

con·​dens·​er kən-ˈden(t)-sər How to pronounce condenser (audio)
1
: one that condenses: such as
a
: a lens or mirror used to concentrate light on an object
b
: an apparatus in which gas or vapor is condensed
2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web So, a bird feather that dropped in the yard was an ideal tool for brushing the lint that had accumulated on the condenser without damaging it. Heloise, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2022 The former includes a short condenser mic, high-end cable, studio-grade headphone jack, and more. WIRED, 5 Sep. 2022 Shading a condenser can reduce its performance because airflow could be restricted. Dezimey Kum, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2022 Tempest draws its design inspiration from Warm Audio’s WA-47jr studio condenser microphone. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Those vapors are then captured and fed through a condenser, which brings the oil back into liquid form. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 13 July 2022 In front of the nearby air conditioner’s condenser, Doyle planted melaleuca densaflora, which eventually will block the unit from view. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 May 2022 This was a necessity, as the twin-turbo V-6 requires a veritable club sandwich of heat exchangers, with an air-to-liquid intercooler and transmission and oil coolers joining the usual radiator and AC condenser. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 16 May 2022 Consider your refrigerator’s condenser coils, charged with transferring heat from your fridge into the ambient air. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of condenser was in 1686

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Cite this Entry

“Condenser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condenser. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

condenser

noun
con·​dens·​er kən-ˈden(t)-sər How to pronounce condenser (audio)
1
: one that condenses
2

Medical Definition

condenser

noun
con·​dens·​er kən-ˈden(t)-sər How to pronounce condenser (audio)
1
a
: a lens or mirror used to concentrate light on an object
b
: an apparatus in which gas or vapor is condensed
2

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