[kuh n-denst] /kənˈdɛnst/

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 (def 3).
[kuh n-dens] /kənˈdɛns/
verb (used with object), condensed, condensing.
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.
verb (used without object), condensed, condensing.
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.
(of printers’ type) narrower than usual for a particular height Compare expanded (sense 1)
(botany) designating an inflorescence in which the flowers are crowded together and are almost or completely sessile
(chem) Also called fused. designating a polycyclic ring system in a molecule in which two rings share two or more common atoms, as in naphthalene
(transitive) 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

c.1600, “made more dense,” past participle adjective from condense. Of literary works, from 1823. Condensed milk attested by 1863.

early 15c., from Middle French condenser (14c.) or directly from Latin condensare “to make dense,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + densare “make thick,” from densus “dense, thick, crowded,” a word used of crowds, darkness, clouds, etc. (see dense).


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