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v. con·densed, con·dens·ing, con·dens·es
a. To make more dense or compact: gravity condensing matter into stars.
b. To concentrate (a substance), especially by removing water.
2. To make more concise; abridge or shorten: condensed the list of guests.
3. To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
1. To become more dense or compact.
2. To undergo condensation.

[Middle English condensen, from Old French condenser, from Latin condēnsāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + dēnsāre, to thicken (from dēnsus, thick).]

con·dens′a·bil′i·ty n.
con·dens′a·ble, con·dens′i·ble adj.


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (of printers' type) narrower than usual for a particular height. Compare expanded1
2. (Botany) botany designating an inflorescence in which the flowers are crowded together and are almost or completely sessile
3. (Chemistry) 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



1. reduced in volume, area, length, or scope.
2. thickened by distillation or evaporation; concentrated.
3. reduced from a gas to a liquid.
4. (of a typeface) narrow in proportion to its height. Compare expanded (def. 2).
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1. abridged, concentrated, compressed, curtailed, potted, shortened, summarized, slimmed-down, encapsulated I also produced a condensed version of the paper.
2. concentrated, reduced, thickened, boiled down, precipitated (Chemistry) condensed milk


[kənˈdɛnst] adj
(= abridged) [version, book] → condensé(e)
(= concentrated) [soup, liquid] → concentré(e) condensed milkcondensed milk nlait m concentré
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They had taken plenty of condensed food with them, and they did not suffer in this respect.
And if at such times you should think that you really perceived drops of moisture in the spout, how do you know that they are not merely condensed from its vapor; or how do you know that they are not those identical drops superficially lodged in the spout-hole fissure, which is countersunk into the summit of the whale's head?
This grew to force--compressed, condensed, controlled.
I'll continue it in her own words, only a little condensed.
It was a long night, if it were only a night; but Scrooge had his doubts of this, because the Christmas Holidays appeared to be condensed into the space of time they passed together.
And merely to give these girls a cup of tea or coffee at noon, compels the Bell Company to buy yearly six thousand pounds of tea, seventeen thousand pounds of coffee, forty-eight thousand cans of condensed milk, and one hundred and forty barrels of sugar.
Sancho," said Don Quixote, "thou hast delivered a thousand sentences condensed in the compass of a few words; I thank thee for the advice thou hast given me, and take it most gladly.
Then, like all persons living in solitude who are afflicted with an ever present and ever renewed grief, he related to the marquis at length the following narrative, which is here condensed, and relieved of the many digressions made by both the narrator and the listener.
The luminous part traced on the sea an immense oval, much elongated, the centre of which condensed a burning heat, whose overpowering brilliancy died out by successive gradations.
The question shot like lightning across a tumultuous sky; and suddenly the clouded horror of my mind condensed into a vivid realisation of my own danger.
The priest first read a condensed lesson of sacred history.
If the reader choose, let him do his own meditation; or if he prefer to ramble with me through the twenty years of Wakefield's vagary, I bid him welcome; trusting that there will be a pervading spirit and a moral, even should we fail to find them, done up neatly, and condensed into the final sentence.