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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
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British Dictionary definitions for well-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
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Word Origin and History for well-condensed

condensed

adj.

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

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