condensed

[kuhn-denst]
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:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see condense, -ed2

condensedly, adverb
condensedness, noun
noncondensed, adjective
uncondensed, adjective
well-condensed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged

condense

[kuhn-dens]
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

overcondense, verb, overcondensed, overcondensing.
precondense, verb, precondensed, precondensing.
recondense, verb, recondensed, recondensing.
uncondensing, adjective


1. compress, consolidate. 2. digest, epitomize, abstract, abbreviate. See contract.


1. expand.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To condensed
Collins
World English Dictionary
condense (kənˈdɛns)
 
vb
1.  (tr) 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
 
[C15: from Latin condēnsāre, from dēnsāre to make thick, from dēnsusdense]
 
con'densable
 
adj
 
con'densible
 
adj
 
condensa'bility
 
n
 
condensi'bility
 
n

condensed (kənˈdɛnst)
 
adj
1.  Compare expanded (of printers' type) narrower than usual for a particular height
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

condense
late 15c., from L. condensare "to make dense," from com- intensive prefix + densare "make thick," from densus "dense."

condensed
c.1600, "made more dense," pp. adj. from condense. Of literary works, from 1823. Condensed milk attested by 1863.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
It's all the excitement and heartbreak of soccer condensed into a few anxious
  seconds.
Among them is this rich, velvety stew made with chicken and condensed milk and
  thickened with de-crusted white bread.
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.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature