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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French condenser, from Latin condensare.

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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.
    Synonym: minify
    Antonyms: magnify, extend
    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.
    Synonyms: thicken; see also Thesaurus:compress
    Antonym: extend
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      In what shape they choose, / Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure.
    • (Can we date this quote?) 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.

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condense (comparative more condense, superlative most condense)

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

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condense f

  1. plural of condensa

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AdjectiveEdit

condēnse

  1. vocative masculine singular of condēnsus

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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.