Search Result for "condense":
1. undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops;
- Example: "water condenses"
- Example: "The acid distills at a specific temperature"
[syn: condense, distill, distil]
2. make more concise;
- Example: "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
[syn: digest, condense, concentrate]
3. remove water from;
- Example: "condense the milk"
4. cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid;
- Example: "The cold air condensed the steam"
5. become more compact or concentrated;
- Example: "Her feelings condensed"
6. develop due to condensation;
- Example: "All our planets condensed out of the same material"
7. compress or concentrate;
- Example: "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
[syn: condense, concentrate, contract]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. (Chem.) (a) To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with or without separation of some unimportant side products. (b) To undergo polymerization. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] In what shape they choose, Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid may be condensed into the usual formula, dissimulation, procrastination, and again dissimulation. --Motley. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Condense \Con*dense"\, a. [L. condensus.] Condensed; compact; dense. [R.] [1913 Webster] The huge condense bodies of planets. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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