Definition of Condense

1. Verb. Undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops. "The water condenses "; "The acid distills at a specific temperature"

Exact synonyms: Distil, Distill
Generic synonyms: Flux, Liquefy, Liquify
Derivative terms: Condensate, Condensation, Distillate

2. Verb. Make more concise. "Condense the contents of a book into a summary"

3. Verb. Remove water from. "Condense the milk"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Distil, Distill
Derivative terms: Condensation, Condensation, Condensing

4. Verb. Cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid. "They condense the water "; "The cold air condensed the steam"

5. Verb. Become more compact or concentrated. "Her feelings condensed"
Generic synonyms: Deepen, Intensify
Related verbs: Concentrate, Contract
Derivative terms: Condensation

6. Verb. Develop due to condensation. "All our planets condensed out of the same material"
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up
Related verbs: Distil, Distill
Derivative terms: Condensation, Condensing

7. Verb. Compress or concentrate. "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
Exact synonyms: Concentrate, Contract
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Concentration, Condensation, Contraction

Definition of Condense

1. v. t. To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to abridge; to epitomize.

2. v. i. To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form.

3. a. Condensed; compact; dense.

Definition of Condense

1. Verb. (transitive) To decrease size or volume by concentration toward the essence. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive chemistry) To transform from a gaseous state into a liquid state via condensation. ¹

3. Adjective. (archaic) Condensed; compact; dense. ¹

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Definition of Condense

1. to compress [v -DENSED, -DENSING, -DENSES] - See also: compress

Medical Definition of Condense

1. To pack; to increase the density of; applied particularly to insertion of gold foil or silver amalgam in a cavity prepared in a tooth. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Condense

condensation compound
condensation polymer
condensation product
condensation pump
condensation reaction
condensation trail
condense (current term)
condensed matter
condensed milk
condenser circle
condenser microphone
condenser or condenser lens

Literary usage of Condense

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practical Engineer's Hand-book: Comprising a Treatise on Modern Engines by Walter S. Hutton (1911)
"The Circulation of the Water through Tubes to condense the steam on the outside is the most efficient way of condensing steam ..."

2. The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, and Lord by Francis Bacon (1824)
"Experiment solitary touching medicines that condense and relieve the spirits. 738. THEY have in Turkey a drink called coffee, made of a berry of the same ..."

3. The Diary of James K. Polk During His Presidency, 1845 to 1849 by James Knox Polk, Milo Milton Quaife (1910)
"condense it and reduce its length. I succeeded to some extent, ... I devoted a part of the day to my annual message, endeavouring to condense it. ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Antonyms: see condense, SOLIDIFY. evasion, n. 1. avoidance, elusion; spec. shuffling, double, doubling, dodge, bluffing, funking (alang). evasive, ..."

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