Condense Definition

condensed, condenses, condensing
condensed, condenses, condensing
To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress.
Webster's New World
To concentrate (a substance), especially by removing water.
American Heritage
To express in fewer words; make concise; abridge.
Webster's New World
To become condensed.
Webster's New World
To change (a substance) to a denser form, as from a gas to a liquid.
Webster's New World

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

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