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[kuh n-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.
  3. thickened by distillation or evaporation; concentrated: condensed lemon juice.
  4. Printing. (of type) narrow in proportion to its height.Compare expanded(def 3).
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Origin of condensed

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at condense, -ed2
Related formscon·densed·ly, adverbcon·densed·ness, nounnon·con·densed, adjectiveun·con·densed, adjectivewell-con·densed, adjective
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  1. (of printers' type) narrower than usual for a particular heightCompare expanded (def. 1)
  2. botany designating an inflorescence in which the flowers are crowded together and are almost or completely sessile
  3. 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.

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