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[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.
(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

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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