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condense +‎ -er

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condenser (plural condensers)

  1. A device designed to condense a gas into a liquid, either as part of a still, steam engine, refrigerator or similar machine.
  2. (electronics) A capacitor.
  3. (optics) A lens (or combination of lenses) designed to gather light and focus it onto a specimen or part of a mechanism.
  4. A dental instrument used to pack filling into a cavity in a tooth.

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Borrowed from Latin condēnsāre.

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  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.dɑ̃.se/
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condenser

  1. (transitive) to condense
  2. (transitive) to compress
  3. (transitive) to concentrate

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condēnser

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of condēnsō