recondense

verb re·con·dense \ (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈden(t)s \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of recondense

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

First Known Use of recondense

1650

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