Condense

  • 1 condensé — condensé, ée [ kɔ̃dɑ̃se ] adj. et n. m. • 1845 bot.; de condenser 1 ♦ Qui contient beaucoup de matière sous un petit volume. ⇒ concentré. Du lait condensé, conservé par concentration sous vide. 2 ♦ Réduit à ses éléments essentiels. Texte condensé …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 condensé — condensé, ée (kon dan sé, sée) part. passé. 1°   Réduit à un moindre volume. Un gaz condensé par une pression de plusieurs atmosphères.    Terme de botanique, se dit quelquefois des rameaux qui sont serrés, rapprochés. 2°   Fig. Beaucoup de sens… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 Condense — Con*dense , a. [L. condensus.] Condensed; compact; dense. [R.] [1913 Webster] The huge condense bodies of planets. Bentley. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Condense — Con*dense , v. i. 1. To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form. [1913 Webster] Nitrous acid is gaseous at ordinary temperatures, but condenses into a very volatile liquid at the zero of Fahrenheit. H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 condense — I verb abbreviate, abridge, abstract, capsulize, compress, consolidate, contract, curtail, cut short, detruncate, digest, epitomize, foreshorten, make brief, make concise, make denser, make terse, outline, precis, reduce, render more compact,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 condense — early 15c., from M.Fr. condenser (14c.) or directly from L. condensare to make dense, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + densare make thick, from densus dense, thick, crowded, a word used of crowds, darkness, clouds, etc. (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 condense — *contract, shrink, compress, constrict, deflate Analogous words: abridge, abbreviate, *shorten, curtail: reduce, diminish, *decrease: *compact, concentrate, consolidate Antonyms: amplify (a speech, article) Contrasted words: *expand …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 condense — [v] abridge abbreviate, blue pencil*, boil down, chop, coagulate, compact, compress, concentrate, constrict, contract, curtail, cut, cut down, decoct, densen, digest, edit, encapsulate, epitomize, inventory, precipitate, précis, press together,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 condense — ► VERB 1) make denser or more concentrated. 2) change from a gas or vapour to a liquid. 3) express (a piece of writing or speech) in fewer words. ORIGIN Latin condensare, from condensus very thick …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 condense — [kən dens′] vt. condensed, condensing [Fr condenser < L condensare < condensus, very dense < com , intens. + densus, DENSE] 1. to make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress 2. to express in fewer words; make concise;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 condense — v. (D; tr.) to condense into (you must condense your paper into a few paragraphs) * * * [kən dens] (D; tr.) to condense into (you must condense your paper into a few paragraphs) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 condense — con|dense [kənˈdens] v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: condenser, from Latin, from com ( COM ) + densare to make dense ] 1.) [I and T] if a gas condenses, or is condensed, it becomes a liquid ▪ the mist which condensed on every cold surface… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 condense — [[t]kənde̱ns[/t]] condenses, condensing, condensed 1) VERB If you condense something, especially a piece of writing or speech, you make it shorter, usually by including only the most important parts. [V n into n] We have learnt how to condense… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 condense — UK [kənˈdens] / US verb Word forms condense : present tense I/you/we/they condense he/she/it condenses present participle condensing past tense condensed past participle condensed 1) a) [transitive] to make a piece of writing shorter by removing… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 condense — /keuhn dens /, v., condensed, condensing. v.t. 1. to make more dense or compact; reduce the volume or extent of; concentrate. 2. to reduce to a shorter form; abridge: Condense your answer into a few words. 3. to reduce to another and denser form …

    Universalium

  • 17 condense — To pack; to increase the density of; applied particularly to insertion of gold foil or silver amalgam in a cavity prepared in a tooth. * * * con·dense kən den(t)s vb …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 condense — verb Condense is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑steam, ↑vapour …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 condense — verb 1 (I, T) if gas condenses or is condensed, it becomes a liquid as it becomes cooler: Steam condensed on the bathroom mirror. (+ into): The gaseous metal is cooled and condenses into liquid zinc. 2 (T) to make a liquid thicker by removing… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 condense — verb (condensed; condensing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin condensare, from com + densare to make dense, from densus dense Date: 15th century transitive verb to make denser or more compact; especially to subject to condensation …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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