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condense

[ kuhn-dens ]
/ k蓹n藞d蓻ns /
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verb (used with object), con路densed, con路dens路ing.
to make more dense or compact; reduce the volume or extent of; concentrate.
to reduce to a shorter form; abridge: Condense your answer into a few words.
to reduce to another and denser form, as a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid state.
verb (used without object), con路densed, con路dens路ing.
to become denser or more compact or concentrated.
to reduce a book, speech, statement, or the like, to a shorter form.
to become liquid or solid, as a gas or vapor: The steam condensed into droplets.
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Origin of condense

1475鈥85; <Middle French condenser<Latin cond膿ns膩re, equivalent to con-con- + d膿ns膩re to thicken, verbal derivative of d膿nsusdense

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2. See contract.

OTHER WORDS FROM condense

o路ver路con路dense, verb, o路ver路con路densed, o路ver路con路dens路ing.pre路con路dense, verb, pre路con路densed, pre路con路dens路ing.re路con路dense, verb, re路con路densed, re路con路dens路ing.un路con路dens路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for condense

condense
/ (k蓹n藞d蓻ns) /

verb
(tr) to increase the density of; compress
to reduce or be reduced in volume or size; make or become more compact
to change or cause to change from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state
chem to undergo or cause to undergo condensation

Derived forms of condense

condensable or condensible, adjectivecondensability or condensibility, noun

Word Origin for condense

C15: from Latin cond膿ns膩re, from d膿ns膩re to make thick, from d膿nsus dense
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