- reduced in volume, area, length, or scope; shortened: a condensed version of the book.
- made denser, especially reduced from a gaseous to a liquid state.
- thickened by distillation or evaporation; concentrated: condensed lemon juice.
- Printing. (of type) narrow in proportion to its height.Compare expanded(def 3).
Origin of condensed
- 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.
- 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.
Origin of condense
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Related Wordsconcise, short, brief, firm, hardened, solidified, succinct, dense, thick, rich, undiluted
Examples from the Web for condensed
Politico posted a condensed version of the brief, and I shared the byline with Ilya.My Reverse-Cyrano Moment Wooing the Supreme Court
P. J. O’Rourke
March 30, 2014
This is an edited and condensed transcript of our conversation.Sunday Q&A: Josef Joffe on the Myth of American Decline
November 17, 2013
What follows is a condensed, edited version of the interview.The Man Who Made America: Simone Winchester Talks New Book
October 17, 2013
Editor's note: This interview has been edited and condensed, and modified since its first posting.Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview
September 23, 2013
You can see all of that condensed down to a few minutes and in HD in this video, from the showgirls to the eventual tragic end.Miley Cyrus, Arcade Fire & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)
September 15, 2013
Isn't there any sort of condensed version that a person could get hold of?In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
Hennings considered the condensed report proffered for his perusal.The Outbreak of Peace
Horace Brown Fyfe
I gave him a condensed and hurried resume of the whole story.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
Even the water, of which the supply is scanty, is condensed.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
At this moment entered a brakeman with a can of condensed milk.Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic
Olive Thorne Miller
- (of printers' type) narrower than usual for a particular heightCompare expanded (def. 1)
- botany designating an inflorescence in which the flowers are crowded together and are almost or completely sessile
- Also called: fused chem designating a polycyclic ring system in a molecule in which two rings share two or more common atoms, as in naphthalene
- (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
Word Origin and History for condensed
c.1600, "made more dense," past participle adjective from condense. Of literary works, from 1823. Condensed milk attested by 1863.