Condense meaning

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To condense is to make something shorter or more concentrated, or to cause to change from a gas or vapor to a liquid.

When you take a paper that is two pages and shorten it to one, this is an example of a time when you condense the paper.

When a cool air temperature makes steam turn to water, this is an example of a time when the air condenses the steam.

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To become more dense or compact.
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To decrease size or volume by concentration toward the essence.
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To make more concise; abridge or shorten.

Condensed the list of guests.

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To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
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To undergo condensation.
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To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress.
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To express in fewer words; make concise; abridge.
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To change (a substance) to a denser form, as from a gas to a liquid.
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To cause molecules of (the same or different substances) to combine to form a more complex compound, often with elimination of a simple molecule, as water.
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To become condensed.
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Origin of condense

  • Middle English condensen from Old French condenser from Latin condēnsāre com- intensive pref. com– dēnsāre to thicken (from dēnsus thick)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French condenser, from Latin condensare.

    From Wiktionary