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Meaning of CONDENSE

Pronunciation:  kun'dens

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
  2. [v]  undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; "water condenses"; "The acid distills at a specific temperature"
  3. [v]  compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
  4. [v]  develop due to condensation; "All our planets condensed out of the same material"
  5. [v]  become more compact or concentrated; "Her feelings condensed"
  6. [v]  cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid; "The cold air condensed the steam"
  7. [v]  remove water from; "condense the milk"

CONDENSE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: concentrate, distil, distill
 See Also: abbreviate, abridge, alter, arise, capsule, capsulise, capsulize, change, change integrity, come up, contract, cut, deepen, encapsulate, flux, foreshorten, intensify, liquefy, liquify, reduce, remove, shorten, take, take away, telescope, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*dense"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Condensed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Condensing}.] [L. condensare; con- + densare to make
    thick or dense, densus thick, dense: cf. F. condenser. See
    {Dense}, and cf. {Condensate}.]
    1. To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or
       concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to
       abridge; to epitomize.
             In what shape they choose, Dilated or condensed,
             bright or obscure.                    --Milton.
             The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid
             may be condensed into the usual formula,
             dissimulation, procrastination, and again
             dissimulation.                        --Motley.
    2. (Chem. & Physics) To reduce into another and denser form,
       as by cold or pressure; as, to condense gas into a liquid
       form, or steam into water.
    {Condensed milk}, milk reduced to the consistence of very
       thick cream by evaporation (usually with addition of
       sugar) for preservation and transportation.
    {Condensing engine}, a steam engine in which the steam is
       condensed after having exerted its force on the piston.
    Syn: To compress; contract; crowd; thicken; concentrate;
         abridge; epitomize; reduce.
  2. \Con*dense"\, v. i.
    1. To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form.
             Nitrous acid is gaseous at ordinary temperatures,
             but condenses into a very volatile liquid at the
             zero of Fahrenheit.                   --H. Spencer.
    2. (Chem.)
       (a) To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with
           or without separation of some unimportant side
       (b) To undergo polymerization.
  3. \Con*dense"\, a. [L. condensus.]
    Condensed; compact; dense. [R.]
          The huge condense bodies of planets.     --Bentley.
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