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condense

con·dense

condense

 
 
pronunciation:
kn dens
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: condensed, condenses, condensing
definition 1: to make smaller, denser, or more compact; compress; concentrate.
They condensed the milk so that it could be stored for long periods.
synonyms:
compact, compress, concentrate, contract, shrink
antonyms:
amplify, attenuate
similar words:
constrict, crush, decrease, diminish, narrow, pack, reduce, shorten, shrivel
definition 2: to make shorter or more concise; abridge.
He condensed his report from ten pages to five.The teacher suggested that I condense this paragraph.
synonyms:
abridge, capsule, digest
antonyms:
amplify, expand, lengthen
similar words:
abbreviate, crystallize, encapsulate, sum up, summarize, synopsize
definition 3: to cause to change from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state, esp. by cooling.
Coldness of an object condenses water vapor into drops of water.
antonyms:
evaporate, vaporize
similar words:
liquefy, liquidize, precipitate, solidify
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become smaller, denser, or more compact.
The traffic condenses as more cars merge into the lanes.
synonyms:
contract, shrink
antonyms:
expand
similar words:
bind, boil down, decrease, narrow, shorten, shrivel
definition 2: to change from a gaseous state to a liquid or solid state.
As the vapor condenses, water drops form.
antonyms:
evaporate, vaporize
similar words:
deliquesce, liquefy, precipitate, solidify
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derivations: condensable (condensible) (adj.), condensability (condensibility) (n.)
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