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ˌkɒn dɛnˈseɪ ʃən, -dən-con·den·sa·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condensationnoun

    (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams

  2. condensationnoun

    the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state

  3. condensation, condensatenoun

    atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold

  4. compression, condensation, contractionnoun

    the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

    "the contraction of a gas on cooling"

  5. condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsulenoun

    a shortened version of a written work

  6. condensing, condensationnoun

    the act of increasing the density of something


  1. condensationnoun

    The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed

  2. condensationnoun

    The conversion of a gas to a liquid; the condensate so formed

  3. condensationnoun

    The reaction of two substances with the simultaneous loss of water or other small molecule

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Condensationnoun

    The act of thickening any body, or making it more gross and weighty. Opposite to rarefaction.

    Etymology: from condensate.

    If by natural arguments it may be proved, that water, by condensation, may become earth; the same reason teacheth, that earth, rarefied, may become water. Walter Raleigh, History.

    By water-glasses the account was not regular; for, from attenuation and condensation, the hours were shorter in hot weather than in cold. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. v. c. 18.

    The supply of its moisture is by rains and snow, and dews and condensation of vapours, and perhaps by subterraneous passages. Richard Bentley.


  1. condensation

    Condensation is the process by which a gas or vapor changes its state into a liquid form due to cooling or compression. This physical change is part of the water cycle in nature and also commonly observed in various scientific and industrial processes. It is the opposite of evaporation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condensationnoun

    the act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed

  2. Condensationnoun

    the act or process of reducing, by depression of temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam to water

  3. Condensationnoun

    a rearrangement or concentration of the different constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and definite compound of greater complexity and molecular weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into mesitylene

  4. Etymology: [L. condensatio: cf. F. condensation.]


  1. Condensation

    Condensation is the change of the physical state of matter from gaseous phase into liquid phase, and is the reverse of vaporization. When the transition happens from the gaseous phase into the solid phase directly, the change is called deposition.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condensation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condensation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of condensation in a Sentence

  1. Cayle Royce:

    It's very tight and sweaty -- conditions are really hot, every time you rotate, everything gets soaked. Condensation rains down on you the whole time. Salt water's hugely corrosive, so you get lots of sores and boils. It's a pretty miserable environment.

  2. Johannes Meintjes:

    My work as a painter… is the condensation, the concentration of the hidden, but ever present, sadness that is in all people

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