- 1 [with object] Make (something) denser or more concentrated: the morning play on Saturday was condensed into a half-hour packageMore example sentences
- ‘Wood is condensed solar energy with leaves,’ he says.
- Cell division is arrested during metaphase, when the chromosome material is condensed.
- A great deal of work had had to be condensed into a relatively short period of time.
- 1.1Express (written or spoken material) in fewer words; make concise: he condensed the three plays into a three-hour dramaMore example sentences
abridge, shorten, cut, abbreviate, compress, compact, contract, telescope; summarize, synopsize, precis, abstract, digest, encapsulate; truncate, curtail• rare epitomizeabridged, shortened, cut, cut-down, concise, contracted, compressed, abbreviated, reduced, truncated; summarized, summary, abstracted, precised, synoptic, synopsized, outline, bare-bones, thumbnail
- True, some of this material could have been condensed.
- Knowledge of the Vedas has been condensed into 555 short lines.
- This is condensed from an essay Siegel wrote for the New York Observer.
- 2Change or cause to change from a gas or vapour to a liquid: [no object]: the moisture vapour in the air condenses into droplets of water [with object]: the cold air was condensing his breathMore example sentences
- Then, while still contracting, the star cools through yellow and red-hot, and the protyle condenses into progressively heavier elements.
- This creates enough pressure to force the ammonia vapour into another vessel, where it condenses into a liquid.
- What results is a super-saturated vapour, which cools to near ambient temperatures in a few milliseconds and condenses into the aerosol particles that make up the smoke.
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- First, the work - if it contains inspiration, glee, sorrow; if it is complex, actually provocative or disturbing - is not easily condensable to those three paragraphs allowed the script-reader.
- But they also get booked because they're quick with the quote: they help to feed an omnivorous media machine hungry for thoughts condensable into a dozen words that will make one side or another angry.
- As shown in Table 1, the refractory lithophiles and siderophiles constitute about 1 per cent by mass of the total condensable material (rock + ices) in the solar nebula.
late Middle English: from Old French condenser or Latin condensare, from condensus 'very thick', from con- 'completely' + densus 'dense'.