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condense

verb

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1 to become smaller in size or volume through the drawing together of particles of matter
  • over time the once-fluffy material in the pillow had condensed into a lumpy wad

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2 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together
  • condense the information into as brief a report as possible

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3 to increase the amount of (a substance in a mixture) by removing other substances
  • added condensed milk to the mix

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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

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

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“Condense.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/condense. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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