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condense

See also: condensé

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French condenser, from Latin condensare.

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To decrease size or volume by concentration toward the essence.
    An abridged dictionary can be further condensed to pocket size.
    Boiling off water condenses a thin sauce into a soupier mixture.
  2. To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate.
    • Milton
      In what shape they choose, / Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure.
    • Motley
      The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid may be condensed into the usual formula, dissimulation, procrastination, and again dissimulation.
  3. (intransitive, chemistry) To transform from a gaseous state into a liquid state via condensation.

SynonymsEdit

  • (to decrease size or volume): minify

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AdjectiveEdit

condense (comparative more condense, superlative most condense)

  1. (archaic) Condensed; compact; dense.
    The huge condense bodies of planets. — Bentley.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

condense f

  1. plural form of condensa

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

condense

  1. vocative masculine singular of condensus

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

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

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

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.