[ kuhn-denst ]
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  1. reduced in volume, area, length, or scope; shortened: a condensed version of the book.

  2. made denser, especially reduced from a gaseous to a liquid state.

  1. thickened by distillation or evaporation; concentrated: condensed lemon juice.

  2. Printing. (of type) narrow in proportion to its height.: Compare expanded (def. 3).

Origin of condensed

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English; condense + -ed2

Other words from condensed

  • con·densed·ly, adverb
  • con·densed·ness, noun
  • non·con·densed, adjective
  • un·con·densed, adjective
  • well-con·densed, adjective

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How to use condensed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for condensed


/ (kənˈdɛnst) /

  1. (of printers' type) narrower than usual for a particular height: Compare expanded (def. 1)

  2. botany designating an inflorescence in which the flowers are crowded together and are almost or completely sessile

  1. 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

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