[kuh n-dem] /kənˈdɛm/
verb (used with object)
to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure.
to pronounce to be guilty; sentence to punishment:
to condemn a murderer to life imprisonment.
to give grounds or reason for convicting or censuring:
His acts condemn him.
to judge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service:
to condemn an old building.
U.S. Law. to acquire ownership of for a public purpose, under the right of eminent domain:
The city condemned the property.
to force into a specific state or activity:
His lack of education condemned him to a life of menial jobs.
to declare incurable.
to express strong disapproval of; censure
to pronounce judicial sentence on
to demonstrate the guilt of: his secretive behaviour condemned him
to judge or pronounce unfit for use: that food has been condemned
to compel or force into a particular state or activity: his disposition condemned him to boredom
early 14c., condempner “to blame, censure,” from Old French condamner “to condemn” (11c.), from Latin condemnare “to sentence, doom, blame, disapprove,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + damnare “to harm, damage” (see damn). Replaced Old English fordeman. Related: Condemned; condemning.
[kuh n-den-suh-buh l] /kənˈdɛn sə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being .
[kuh n-den-seyt, kon-duh n-seyt] /kənˈdɛn seɪt, ˈkɒn dənˌseɪt/ noun 1. a product of , as a liquid reduced from a gas or vapor. /kənˈdɛnseɪt/ noun 1. a substance formed by condensation, such as a liquid from a vapour v. 1550s, “to make dense,” from condens-, past participle stem of Latin condensare (see condense) + -ate […]
[kon-den-sey-shuh n, -duh n-] /ˌkɒn dɛnˈseɪ ʃən, -dən-/ noun 1. the act of ; the state of being . 2. the result of being made more compact or dense. 3. reduction of a book, speech, statement, or the like, to a shorter or terser form; abridgment. 4. a form: Did you read the whole book […]
noun, Meteorology. 1. (def 5). noun any tiny suspended particle in the atmosphere, either liquid or solid, upon which condensation of water vapor begins Examples Most condensation nuclei are produced by natural and man-made fires over land and by wave action over the oceans. Usage Note science