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condensed

[kuh n-denst] /kənˈdɛnst/
adjective
1.
reduced in volume, area, length, or scope; shortened:
a condensed version of the book.
2.
made denser, especially reduced from a gaseous to a liquid state.
3.
thickened by distillation or evaporation; concentrated:
condensed lemon juice.
4.
Printing. (of type) narrow in proportion to its height.
Compare expanded (def 3).
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see condense, -ed2
Related forms
condensedly, adverb
condensedness, noun
noncondensed, adjective
uncondensed, adjective
well-condensed, adjective

condense

[kuh n-dens] /kənˈdɛns/
verb (used with object), condensed, condensing.
1.
to make more dense or compact; reduce the volume or extent of; concentrate.
2.
to reduce to a shorter form; abridge:
Condense your answer into a few words.
3.
to reduce to another and denser form, as a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid state.
verb (used without object), condensed, condensing.
4.
to become denser or more compact or concentrated.
5.
to reduce a book, speech, statement, or the like, to a shorter form.
6.
to become liquid or solid, as a gas or vapor:
The steam condensed into droplets.
Origin
1475-85; < Middle French condenser < Latin condēnsāre, equivalent to con- con- + dēnsāre to thicken, verbal derivative of dēnsus dense
Related forms
overcondense, verb, overcondensed, overcondensing.
precondense, verb, precondensed, precondensing.
recondense, verb, recondensed, recondensing.
uncondensing, adjective
Synonyms
1. compress, consolidate. 2. digest, epitomize, abstract, abbreviate. See contract.
Antonyms
1. expand.
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Examples from the web for condensed
  • It's all the excitement and heartbreak of soccer condensed into a few anxious seconds.
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  • There it condensed back into liquid form, and the purified fluid dripped into a collection container.
  • The mesodermal wall of the tube becomes condensed to form the cartilages of the larynx and trachea.
  • The two layers of pyramidal cells are condensed into one, and the cells are mostly of large size.
  • The mesoderm around the tubules becomes condensed to form the connective tissue of the kidney.
  • From this to a conventional condensed picture writing was an easy transition.
  • The moon is thought to have condensed rapidly from this ring.
  • Still, the project would have been stronger if shorter, more condensed and better structured.
  • There is a condensed-matter physicist, a producer of a public radio show, a cellist-even a silversmith.
British Dictionary definitions for condensed

condensed

/kənˈdɛnst/
adjective
1.
(of printers' type) narrower than usual for a particular height Compare expanded (sense 1)
2.
(botany) designating an inflorescence in which the flowers are crowded together and are almost or completely sessile
3.
(chem) Also called fused. designating a polycyclic ring system in a molecule in which two rings share two or more common atoms, as in naphthalene

condense

/kənˈdɛns/
verb
1.
(transitive) to increase the density of; compress
2.
to reduce or be reduced in volume or size; make or become more compact
3.
to change or cause to change from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state
4.
(chem) to undergo or cause to undergo condensation
Derived Forms
condensable, condensible, adjective
condensability, condensibility, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin condēnsāre, from dēnsāre to make thick, from dēnsusdense
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Word Origin and History for condensed
adj.

c.1600, "made more dense," past participle adjective from condense. Of literary works, from 1823. Condensed milk attested by 1863.

condense

v.

early 15c., from Middle French condenser (14c.) or directly from Latin condensare "to make dense," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + densare "make thick," from densus "dense, thick, crowded," a word used of crowds, darkness, clouds, etc. (see dense).

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