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Verb (transitive)


condensev. t. [L. condensare; con- + densare to make thick or dense, densus thick, dense: cf. F. condenser. See Dense, and cf. Condensate.].
  •  To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to abridge; to epitomize.  [1913 Webster]
    "In what shape they choose,
    Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid may be condensed into the usual formula, dissimulation, procrastination, and again dissimulation."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To reduce into another and denser form, as by cold or pressure; as, to condense gas into a liquid form, or steam into water.  [1913 Webster]
Condensed milk, milk reduced to the consistence of very thick cream by evaporation (usually with addition of sugar) for preservation and transportation. -- Condensing engine, a steam engine in which the steam is condensed after having exerted its force on the piston.
Syn. -- To compress; contract; crowd; thicken; concentrate; abridge; epitomize; reduce.
condensev. i. 
  •  To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nitrous acid is gaseous at ordinary temperatures, but condenses into a very volatile liquid at the zero of Fahrenheit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with or without separation of some unimportant side products.  [1913 Webster]
condensea. [L. condensus.].
     Condensed; compact; dense.  [1913 Webster]
    "The huge condense bodies of planets."  [1913 Webster]


condense, v.
1 tr. make denser or more concentrated.
2 tr. express in fewer words; make concise.
3 tr. & intr. reduce or be reduced from a gas or solid to a liquid.

condensed milk milk thickened by evaporation and sweetened.
condensable adj.
F condenser or L condensare (as com-, densus thick)



abbreviate, abridge, abstract, accelerate, aggravate, be telegraphic, beef up, blow up, bob, boil down, brief, cake, candy, capsule, capsulize, circumscribe, clip, coarct, compact, complicate, compress, concentrate, concrete, congest, consolidate, constrict, constringe, contract, cram, cramp, crop, crowd, crystallize, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, decrease, deepen, densen, densify, digest, distill, dock, double, draw, draw in, draw together, dribble, drip, dripple, drop, elide, enhance, epitomize, exacerbate, exaggerate, filter, foreshorten, granulate, gurgle, heat up, heighten, hop up, hot up, intensify, inventory, jam, jazz up, key up, knit, leach, lixiviate, magnify, make complex, minimize, mow, narrow, nip, nutshell, outline, percolate, poll, pollard, press, prune, pucker, pucker up, purse, ram down, ramify, reap, recap, recapitulate, redouble, reduce, reinforce, retrench, seep, set, sharpen, shave, shear, shorten, shrink, sketch, sketch out, snub, solidify, soup up, spurtle, squeeze, step up, strangle, strangulate, strengthen, stunt, sum, sum up, summarize, summate, sweat, synopsize, take a set, take in, telescope, thicken, trickle, trim, triple, truncate, waste no words, weep, whet, wrinkle




VB be concise, condense, abridge, abstract, come to the point.


VB abridge, abstract, epitomize, summarize, make an abstract, prepare an abstract, draw an abstract, compile an abstract, recapitulate, review, skim, run over, sum up, abbreviate, condense, compile.


VB become small, become smaller, lessen, decrease, grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, lose flesh, wizen, fall away, waste, wane, ebb, decay, be smaller than, fall short of, not come up to, render smaller, lessen, diminish, contract, draw in, narrow, coarctate, boil down, constrict, constringe, condense, compress, squeeze, corrugate, crimp, crunch, crush, crumple up, warp, purse up, pack, squeeze, stow, pinch, tighten, strangle, cramp, dwarf, bedwarf, shorten, circumscribe, restrain, (subtraction) 38 abrade, pare, reduce, attenuate, rub down, scrape, file, file down, grind, grind down, chip, shave, shear, wear down.


VB be dense, become solid, render solid, solidify, solidate, concrete, set, take a set, consolidate, congeal, coagulate, curd, curdle, lopper, fix, clot, cake, candy, precipitate, deposit, cohere, crystallize, petrify, condense, thicken, gel, inspissate, incrassate, compress, squeeze, ram down, constipate.


VB be fluid, flow, liquefy, melt, condense.


VB render liquid, liquefy, run, deliquesce, melt, solve, dissolve, resolve, liquate, hold in solution, condense, precipitate, rain.

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