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See also: condensé
- (transitive) To concentrate toward the essence by making more close, compact, or dense, thereby decreasing size or volume.
- Synonyms: thicken, simplify, (cooking) reduce; 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.
- 1856, John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic. A History. […], volumes (please specify |volume=I to III), New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], →OCLC:
- The secret course pursued both at Brussels and at Madrid may be condensed into the usual formula, dissimulation, procrastination, and again dissimulation.
- (transitive, chemistry) To transform from a gaseous state into a liquid state via condensation.
- (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.
to concentrate toward the essence
to transform from a gaseous state into a liquid state
to be transformed from a gaseous state into a liquid state
- (archaic) Condensed; compact; dense.
- 1692, Richard Bentley, [A Confutation of Atheism] (please specify the sermon), London: [Thomas Parkhurst; Henry Mortlock], published 1692–1693:
- The huge condense bodies of planets.
- “condense”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- “condense”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- inflection of :
- plural of