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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condense, distill, distilverb

    undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

    "water condenses"; "The acid distills at a specific temperature"

  2. digest, condense, concentrateverb

    make more concise

    "condense the contents of a book into a summary"

  3. condenseverb

    remove water from

    "condense the milk"

  4. condenseverb

    cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid

    "The cold air condensed the steam"

  5. condenseverb

    become more compact or concentrated

    "Her feelings condensed"

  6. condenseverb

    develop due to condensation

    "All our planets condensed out of the same material"

  7. condense, concentrate, contractverb

    compress or concentrate

    "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"


  1. condenseverb

    To decrease size or volume by concentration toward the essence.

  2. condenseverb

    To transform from a gaseous state into a liquid state via condensation.

  3. condenseadjective

    Condensed; compact; dense.

    The huge condense bodies of planets. uE00026831uE001 Bentley.

  4. Etymology: From condensare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Condenseadjective

    Thick; dense; condensated; close; massy; weighty.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    They might be separated without consociating into the huge condense bodies of planets. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

  2. To CONDENSEverb

    To make any body more thick, close, and weighty; to drive or attract the parts of any body nearer to each other. Opposed to rarefy; to inspissate.

    Etymology: condenso, Latin.

    Moving in so high a sphere, he must needs, as the sun, raise many envious exhalations; which, condensed by a popular odium, were capable to cast a cloud upon the brightest merit. Charles I .

    Some lead their youth abroad, while some condense
    Their liquid store, and some in cells dispesne. John Dryden, Virg.

    Such dense and solid strata arrest the ascending vapour, stop it at the surface of the earth, and collect and condense it there. John Woodward, Natural History, p. iii.

  3. To Condenseverb

    To grow close and weighty; to withdraw its parts into a narrow compass.

    The water falling from the upper parts of the cave, does presently there condense into little stones. Robert Boyle, Sceps. Chym.

    All vapours, when they begin to condense and coalesce into small parcels, become first of that bigness whereby azure must be reflected, before they can constitute other colours. Newton.


  1. condense

    To condense means to reduce or consolidate something into a more compacted or dense form, often through the process of making something shorter, smaller, or quicker while keeping the essential meaning or content. It can also refer to the process of a gas or a vapor changing its physical state into a liquid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condenseverb

    to make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to abridge; to epitomize

  2. Condenseverb

    to reduce into another and denser form, as by cold or pressure; as, to condense gas into a liquid form, or steam into water

  3. Condenseverb

    to become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form

  4. Condenseverb

    to combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with or without separation of some unimportant side products

  5. Condenseverb

    to undergo polymerization

  6. Condenseadjective

    condensed; compact; dense

  7. Etymology: [L. condensus.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Condense

    kon-dens′, v.t. to compress or reduce by pressure into smaller compass: to reduce to a denser form, as vapour to liquid.—n. Condensabil′ity, the quality of being condensable.—adj. Condens′able, capable of being compressed.—v.t. Condens′āte, to condense: to compress into a closer form.—v.i. to become dense: to harden:—pr.p. condens′āting; pa.p. condens′āted.—ns. Condensā′tion, act of condensing; Condens′er, an apparatus for reducing vapours to a liquid form: an appliance for collecting or condensing electricity. [L. condensārecon, inten., and densus, dense.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condense in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of condense in a Sentence

  1. Ben Domensino:

    The size, shape and location of Tiwi Islands make them a perfect place for Hector to develop, sea breezes develop over the islands from all sides and meet in the middle. These converging winds, which are carrying moisture from the surrounding sea, have to go somewhere when they clash... so they go up. This rising column of air becomes cooler with height, which causes water vapour to condense into liquid droplets, forming clouds.

  2. Jennifer Lawrence:

    What I like about these movies is that they take the entire world, and they condense it into this one continent, and they take all of these issues and one girl, who took it in her hands.

  3. RJ Intindola:

    You may continue to stay together after betrayal, and the scar may heal and condense, but will never totally disappeared.

  4. Andrew Cole:

    What the study found was when Pluto is farthest away from the Sun, and during its Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, nitrogen freezes out of the atmosphere, the atmospheric pressure has tripled over the past three decades, but as the planet orbits, our modelling showed that most of the atmosphere would condense out to almost nothing left.

  5. Jillian Cannan:

    I thought my business partner had ordered something for our studio that we were waiting for on backorder, so I opened them up to condense the boxes and I realized they were mask brackets.

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