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condense definition

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This page has 19 definitions of condense with English translations in 6 languages. Condense is a verb, an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use condense in a sentence are shown. Also define these 24 related words and terms: concentrate, essence, close, compact, dense, decrease, size, volume, thicken, simplify, reduce, dilute, chemistry, gas, liquid, condensation, condenser, condensa, condensus, condensar, usted, yo, él, and ella.

See also: condensé

English condense definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French condenser, from Latin condensare.

Pronunciation

Verb

condense (third-person singular simple present condenses, present participle condensing, simple past and past participle condensed)

  1. (transitive) To concentrate toward the essence by making more close, compact, or dense, thereby decreasing size or volume.
    Synonyms: thicken, simplify, (cooking) reduce; see also Thesaurus:compress
    Antonym: dilute
    An abridged dictionary can be further condensed to pocket size.
    Boiling off water condenses a thin sauce into a soupier mixture.
    • Close definition
      To remove a gap.
      1. To obstruct (an opening).
      2. To move so that an opening is closed. (1 of 13 close definitions)
  2. (transitive, chemistry) To transform from a gaseous state into a liquid state via condensation.
    • Chemistry definition
      The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules. (1 of 3 chemistry definitions)
    • Liquid definition
      A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; a substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid. (1 of 2 liquid definitions)
  3. (intransitive, chemistry) To be transformed from a gaseous state into a liquid state.
    Water condenses on the window on cold days because of the warm air inside.

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Translations

Adjective

condense (comparative more condense, superlative most condense)

  1. (archaic) Condensed; compact; dense.
    • 1692, Richard Bentley, [A Confutation of Atheism] (please specify the sermon), London: [Thomas Parkhurst; Henry Mortlock], published 1692–1693:
      The huge condense bodies of planets.

References

  • condense at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • condense in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

French condense definition

Pronunciation

Verb

condense

  1. first-person singular present indicative of condenser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of condenser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of condenser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of condenser
  5. second-person singular imperative of condenser

Italian condense definition

Noun

condense f

  1. plural of condensa
    • Condensa definition
      third-person singular present indicative form of condensar (1 of 2 condensa definitions)

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Latin condense definition

Adjective

condēnse

  1. vocative masculine singular of condēnsus

Portuguese condense definition

Verb

condense

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of condensar
    • Condensar definition
      to condense
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of condensar
  3. first-person singular imperative of condensar
  4. third-person singular imperative of condensar

Spanish condense definition

Verb

condense

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of condensar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of condensar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of condensar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of condensar.
    • Él definition
      he
    • Ella definition
      she