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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·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).