Meaning of CONDENSE in English

/keuhn dens"/ , v. , condensed, condensing .


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, as a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid state.


4. to become denser or more compact or concentrated.

5. to reduce a book, speech, statement, or the like, to a shorter form.

6. to become liquid or solid, as a gas or vapor: The steam condensed into droplets.

[ 1475-85; condenser condensare, equiv. to con- CON- + densare to thicken, v. deriv. of densus DENSE ]

Syn. 1. compress, consolidate. 2. digest, epitomize, abstract, abbreviate. See contract .

Ant. 1. expand.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .