condense

verb
con·​dense | \ kən-ˈden(t)s How to pronounce condense (audio) \
condensed; condensing

Definition of condense

transitive verb

: to make denser or more compact especially : to subject to condensation

intransitive verb

: to undergo condensation

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Other Words from condense

condensable or less commonly condensible \ kən-​ˈden(t)-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce condensible (audio) \ adjective

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contract, shrink, condense, compress, constrict, deflate mean to decrease in bulk or volume. contract applies to a drawing together of surfaces or particles or a reduction of area or length. caused her muscles to contract shrink implies a contracting or a loss of material and stresses a falling short of original dimensions. the sweater will shrink when washed condense implies a reducing of something homogeneous to greater compactness without significant loss of content. condense the essay into a paragraph compress implies a pressing into a small compass and definite shape usually against resistance. compressed cotton into bales constrict implies a tightening that reduces diameter. the throat is constricted by a tight collar deflate implies a contracting by reducing the internal pressure of contained air or gas. deflate the balloon

Examples of condense in a Sentence

The information is collected and then passed on to the CEO in condensed form. The cooler temperatures cause the gas to condense into a liquid. Moisture in the air condenses to form tiny drops of water. Condense the milk by cooking it slowly.
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Recent Examples on the Web The interview below has been slightly edited and condensed. Cara Korte, CBS News, "The Avett Brothers talk new album "Closer Than Together" and cautiously get political," 7 Oct. 2019 The conversation that follows has been edited and condensed. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, "Why College Became So Expensive," 3 Sep. 2019 The conversation has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Wired, "How to Practice Long-Term Thinking in a Distracted World," 12 Sep. 2019 The following conversation has been condensed and edited. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, "After His Final NBA Season, Vince Carter Is Ready to Transition to His Next Gig in Media," 27 Aug. 2019 The following conversation is lightly condensed and edited for clarity. Nicole Dieker, Vox, "Money Talks: How a new couple handles their shared finances," 20 Aug. 2019 The conversation that follows has been condensed for length and clarity. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "Arne Duncan Is Serious: Americans Should Boycott School," 22 May 2018 This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and space. Ezra Marcus, Town & Country, "In Anguilla, Scott Hapgood Awaits His Fate," 10 Sep. 2019 Editor’s note: This interview has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity. Seamus Kirst, Teen Vogue, "Stacey Abrams Wants You To Know That Politicians Are Trying To Keep You From Voting," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of condense

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for condense

Middle English, from Latin condensare, from com- + densare to make dense, from densus dense

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The first known use of condense was in the 15th century

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12 Nov 2019

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“Condense.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condenses. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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condense

verb
How to pronounce condense (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of condense

: to make (something) shorter or smaller by removing parts that are less important
: to change from a gas into a liquid
: to remove water from (something) to make it thicker

condense

verb
con·​dense | \ kən-ˈdens How to pronounce condense (audio) \
condensed; condensing

Kids Definition of condense

1 : to make or become more compact or concise Condense the paragraph into one sentence.
2 : to change or cause to change from a vapor to a liquid (as by cooling) The morning air condensed onto the cold window.

condense

verb
con·​dense | \ kən-ˈden(t)s How to pronounce condense (audio) \
condensed; condensing

Medical Definition of condense

transitive verb

: to make denser or more compact especially : to subject to condensation

intransitive verb

1 : to undergo condensation
2 : to become visibly dense or more compact the chromosomes condense during prophase

Other Words from condense

condensable \ -​ˈden(t)-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce condensable (audio) \ adjective

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