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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condense  \Con*dense"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  more  compact;  to  be  reduced  into  a  denser  form 
 
  Nitrous  acid  is  gaseous  at  ordinary  temperatures, 
  but  condenses  into  a  very  volatile  liquid  at  the 
  zero  of  Fahrenheit.  --H.  Spencer. 
 
  2.  (Chem.) 
  a  To  combine  or  unite  (as  two  chemical  substances)  with 
  or  without  separation  of  some  unimportant  side 
  products. 
  b  To  undergo  polymerization. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condense  \Con*dense"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Condensed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Condensing}.]  [L.  condensare;  con-  +  densare  to  make 
  thick  or  dense,  densus  thick,  dense:  cf  F.  condenser.  See 
  {Dense},  and  cf  {Condensate}.] 
  1.  To  make  more  close  compact,  or  dense;  to  compress  or 
  concentrate  into  a  smaller  compass;  to  consolidate;  to 
  abridge;  to  epitomize. 
 
  In  what  shape  they  choose  Dilated  or  condensed, 
  bright  or  obscure.  --Milton. 
 
  The  secret  course  pursued  at  Brussels  and  at  Madrid 
  may  be  condensed  into  the  usual  formula, 
  dissimulation,  procrastination,  and  again 
  dissimulation.  --Motley. 
 
  2.  (Chem.  &  Physics)  To  reduce  into  another  and  denser  form 
  as  by  cold  or  pressure;  as  to  condense  gas  into  a  liquid 
  form  or  steam  into  water. 
 
  {Condensed  milk},  milk  reduced  to  the  consistence  of  very 
  thick  cream  by  evaporation  (usually  with  addition  of 
  sugar)  for  preservation  and  transportation. 
 
  {Condensing  engine},  a  steam  engine  in  which  the  steam  is 
  condensed  after  having  exerted  its  force  on  the  piston. 
 
  Syn:  To  compress;  contract;  crowd;  thicken;  concentrate; 
  abridge;  epitomize;  reduce. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condense  \Con*dense"\,  a.  [L.  condensus.] 
  Condensed;  compact;  dense.  [R.] 
 
  The  huge  condense  bodies  of  planets.  --Bentley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  condense 
  v  1:  undergo  condensation;  change  from  a  gaseous  to  a  liquid 
  state;  "water  condenses" 
  2:  make  more  concise;  "condense  the  contents  of  a  book  into  a 
  summary"  [syn:  {concentrate}] 
  3:  remove  water  from  "condense  the  milk" 
  4:  cause  a  gas  or  vapor  to  change  into  a  liquid;  "The  hot  air 
  condensed  the  steam" 
  5:  become  more  compact  or  concentrated;  "Her  feelings 
  condensed" 
  6:  develop  due  to  condensation;  "All  our  planets  condensed  out 
  of  the  same  material" 
  7:  compress  or  concentrate;  "Congress  condensed  the  three-year 
  plan  into  a  six-month  plan"  [syn:  {concentrate},  {contract}] 




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