- 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
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Related Wordsexhaustive, uncut, uncensored, entire, full, outright, thorough, total, whole, gross, integrated, replete, complete, intact, unabbreviated, unexpurgated, full-length, uncondensed, all, faultless
Examples from the Web for uncondensed
A tube branching from the boiler conducts the uncondensed products outside the building in which the distillation is conducted.
Even the uncondensed electric light falling on the floating matter showed, though faintly, the effects of polarisation.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
Nebulous, having a faint, misty appearance; applied to uncondensed gaseous matter.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man
J. P. MacLean
- (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
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Word Origin and History for uncondensed
c.1600, "made more dense," past participle adjective from condense. Of literary works, from 1823. Condensed milk attested by 1863.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper