- 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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1. compress, consolidate. 2. digest, epitomize, abstract, abbreviate.
2. See contract.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- (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
C15: from Latin condēnsāre, from dēnsāre to make thick, from dēnsus dense
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