overcondense

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.
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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

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