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con·dense

 (kən-dĕns′)
v. con·densed, con·dens·ing, con·dens·es
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.condensing - the act of increasing the density of something
compressing, compression - applying pressure
inspissation, thickening - the act of thickening
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Some were condensing air into a dry tangible substance, by extracting the nitre, and letting the aqueous or fluid particles percolate; others softening marble, for pillows and pin-cushions; others petrifying the hoofs of a living horse, to preserve them from foundering.
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He could not win in fair fight against Norman of Torn; that the wily Frenchman saw; but now that death was so close upon him that he felt its cold breath condensing on his brow, he had no stomach to die, and so he cast about for any means whereby he might escape the result of his rash venture.
the steam of the interior is condensing on the glasses of the scuttles.
For, Gruff and Glum, though most events acted on him simply as tobacco-stoppers, pressing down and condensing the quids within him, might be imagined to trace a family resemblance between the cherubs in the church architecture, and the cherub in the white waistcoat.
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