verb (used with object), con·densed, con·dens·ing.
verb (used without object), con·densed, con·dens·ing.
Origin of condense
Examples from the Web for condense
She speaks in thick paragraphs that her staffers probably wish they could condense and sharpen at times.Could a Pro-Pot Lesbian Become the Next Governor of Maryland?|Jim Newell|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I cannot condense the horror of either the Bosnian war or the Rwandan genocide in the length of this column.Pity Boston, Ignore Nigeria: The Limits of Compassion|Janine di Giovanni|April 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They get an actor on the schedule at their budgets where they try to condense roles.Billy Zane Opens Up About ‘Titanic,’ ‘Zoolander,’ and the Lost Decade|Marlow Stern|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is this story, which Mr. Baring-Gould relates in outline; and which we are compelled still further to condense.Moon Lore|Timothy Harley
To receive and condense the products, we adapt a recipient, E, Pl.Elements of Chemistry,|Antoine Lavoisier
The rubber should not be allowed to form a bend hanging down, or water vapour, &c., may condense and extinguish the flame.
The tube, d, is to condense the bulk of the hydrochloric acid which distills over during the operation.
The vapours which pass over are very hot, whence a series of globes are necessary to condense them.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for condense
Word Origin for condense
Word Origin and History for condense
early 15c., from Middle French condenser (14c.) or directly from Latin condensare "to make dense," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + densare "make thick," from densus "dense, thick, crowded," a word used of crowds, darkness, clouds, etc. (see dense).