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Definition of "condense" [con•dense]

  • To reduce the volume or compass of. (verb-transitive)
  • To make more concise; abridge or shorten. (verb-transitive)
  • Physics To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid. (verb-transitive)
  • Physics To remove water from (milk, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To become more compact. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "condense" in a sentence
  • "How do small grains of dust which condense from the nebula gas manifest into planet-sized-objects that contain an inventory of so many different elements and materials?"
  • "BUT if, after a seeming Tendency to Rain, there follow several Days of fine Weather, it is a certain Indication that the Temper of the Air is altered, and that these Vapours had been driven off before they had time to condense, which is confirmed by the Change of the Wind on such"
  • "So what this does is kind of condense the calendar."