condense

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See also: condensé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French condenser, from Latin condensare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈdɛns/
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Verb[edit]

condense (third-person singular simple present condenses, present participle condensing, simple past and past participle condensed)

  1. (transitive) To concentrate toward the essence by making more close, compact, or dense, thereby decreasing size or volume.
    Synonyms: thicken, simplify, reduce (cooking); see also Thesaurus:compress
    Antonym: dilute
    An abridged dictionary can be further condensed to pocket size.
    Boiling off water condenses a thin sauce into a soupier mixture.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 1”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      In what shape they choose, / Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure.
    • (Can we date this quote by Motley and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid may be condensed into the usual formula, dissimulation, procrastination, and again dissimulation.
  2. (transitive, chemistry) To transform from a gaseous state into a liquid state via condensation.
  3. (intransitive, chemistry) To be transformed from a gaseous state into a liquid state.
    Water condenses on the window on cold days because of the warm air inside.

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Adjective[edit]

condense (comparative more condense, superlative most condense)

  1. (archaic) Condensed; compact; dense.
    • (Can we date this quote by Bentley and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The huge condense bodies of planets.

References[edit]

  • condense at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • condense in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

French[edit]

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condense

  1. first-person singular present indicative of condenser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of condenser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of condenser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of condenser
  5. second-person singular imperative of condenser

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

condense f

  1. plural of condensa

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

condēnse

  1. vocative masculine singular of condēnsus

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

condense

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of condensar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of condensar
  3. first-person singular imperative of condensar
  4. third-person singular imperative of condensar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

condense

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of condensar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of condensar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of condensar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of condensar.