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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  condensing 
  n  :  the  act  of  increasing  the  density  of  something  [syn:  {condensation}] 




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