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/
  • (file)

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, (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.
  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.
    • 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.

References[edit]

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

French[edit]

Pronunciation[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.