re·​con·​dense (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈden(t)s How to pronounce recondense (audio)
recondensed; recondensing; recondenses

transitive + intransitive

: to condense (something) again or to become condensed again
Such tropical storms derive energy from evaporation of water from the ocean surface, which ultimately recondenses into clouds and rain when moist air rises and cools.Brian Nearing
He also intends to work out a few bugs on his desalinator, which uses a mirror to focus light on a container, heating water to steam and then recondensing it into fresh water.Staci Matlock

Examples of recondense in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The warm seawater evaporates and pumps moisture into air, which can recondense into storms, clouds and rain. Scott Dance and Kasha Patel, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Sep. 2022 The warm seawater evaporates and pumps moisture into air, which can recondense into storms, clouds, and rain., 30 Sep. 2022 These tiny little bubbles, which are allowed to recondense rather than being released as steam, translate into enormous levels of cooling, allowing the cable to handle roughly five times the current of a state-of-the-art Tesla Supercharger. Gregory Barber, Wired, 9 Feb. 2022 But after the violence settles down, the gas and dust can recondense. John Wenz, Discover Magazine, 8 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recondense was in 1650

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“Recondense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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