condense

When you condense something, you cut it down and trim it. You may love every word of your 1000-page novel, but you'll have to condense the plot into a 2-page summary for your editor.

When you condense something, you make it smaller and more compact. If you condense your wardrobe, you get rid things and keep only what you wear most. When a gas or vapor turns to liquid, it condenses. When you take a long, hot shower, the steam condenses in your bathroom, your mirror clouds up, and everything gets damp. Condense comes from Latin con-, “completely” and densus, “thick, dense."

Primary Meanings of condense

1.
v
cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid
2.
v
become more compact or concentrated
Full Definitions of condense
1

v cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid

“The cold air condensed the steam”
Type of:
change integrity
change in physical make-up

v undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

“water condenses
Synonyms:
distil, distill
Type of:
flux, liquefy, liquify
become liquid or fluid when heated
2

v become more compact or concentrated

“Her feelings condensed
Synonyms:
concentrate, contract
compress or concentrate
Type of:
deepen, intensify
become more intense

v compress or concentrate

“Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan”
Synonyms:
concentrate, contract
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v remove water from

condense the milk”
Synonyms:
distil, distill
undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

v make more concise

condense the contents of a book into a summary”
Synonyms:
concentrate, digest
Types:
capsule, capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate
put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
telescope
make smaller or shorter
Type of:
abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

v develop due to condensation

“All our planets condensed out of the same material”
Synonyms:
distil, distill
undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
Type of:
arise, come up
result or issue

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