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The Definition of - condense (verb)

    verb (used with object), condensed, condensing.
    1.
    to make more dense or compact; reduce the volume or extent of; concentrate.
    2.
    to reduce to a shorter form; abridge:
    Condense your answer into a few words.
    3.
    to reduce to another and denser form, as a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid state.
    verb (used without object), condensed, condensing.
    4.
    to become denser or more compact or concentrated.
    5.
    to reduce a book, speech, statement, or the like, to a shorter form.
    6.
    to become liquid or solid, as a gas or vapor:
    The steam condensed into droplets.

Word Example of - condense

    Example Sentences for condense

    Magistrates should learn to condense their wisdom into sentences.

    Intensity of feeling will condense a year, an eternity, even, into an hour.

    This is, I suspect, due to the compiler's desire to condense, as 1533 agrees in the main with S.

    It is hard to condense the social habits of peoples into a few dozen pages.

    The first division is the better, for he might be required to condense a twenty-minute speech to ten.

    We must, however, condense the matter, which was very voluminous.

    No attempt was made to condense the exhaust-steam, which was discharged into the smoke-pipe.

    We have been obliged to condense it into one, as indicated by periods.

    It wanted something to condense it into a resolution, and that something came.

    At this elevation rain is unknown, and vapors only condense into snow or hail.

Word Origin & History of - condense

    Word Origin & History

    condense late 15c., from L. condensare "to make dense," from com- intensive prefix + densare "make thick," from densus "dense."