Condense

Definition of Condense

Con`dense´
v. t.1.To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to abridge; to epitomize.
[imp. & p. p. Condensed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Condensing.]
In what shape they choose,
Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure.
- Milton.
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.
v. i.1.To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form.
Nitrous acid is gaseous at ordinary temperatures, but condenses into a very volatile liquid at the zero of Fahrenheit.
- H. Spencer.
2.(Chem.) To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with or without separation of some unimportant side products.
a.1.Condensed; compact; dense.
The huge condense bodies of planets.
- Bentley.

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