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CONDENSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does condense mean? 

CONDENSE (verb)
  The verb CONDENSE has 7 senses:

1. undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
2. make more concise
3. remove water from
4. cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid
5. become more compact or concentrated
6. develop due to condensation
7. compress or concentrate

  Familiarity information: CONDENSE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONDENSE (verb)


Sense 1condense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

condense; distil; distill

Context examples:

water condenses / The acid distills at a specific temperature

Hypernyms (to "condense" is one way to...):

flux; liquefy; liquify (become liquid or fluid when heated)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The water condenses


Sense 2condense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make more concise

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

condense; concentrate; digest

Context example:

condense the contents of a book into a summary

Hypernyms (to "condense" is one way to...):

abbreviate; abridge; contract; cut; foreshorten; reduce; shorten (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "condense"):

capsule; capsulise; capsulize; encapsulate (put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume)

telescope (make smaller or shorter)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3condense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove water from

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

condense the milk

Hypernyms (to "condense" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4condense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The cold air condensed the steam

Hypernyms (to "condense" is one way to...):

change integrity (change in physical make-up)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They condense the water


Sense 5condense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become more compact or concentrated

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Her feelings condensed

Hypernyms (to "condense" is one way to...):

deepen; intensify (become more intense)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 6condense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Develop due to condensation

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

All our planets condensed out of the same material

Hypernyms (to "condense" is one way to...):

arise; come up (result or issue)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 7condense [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compress or concentrate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

concentrate; condense; contract

Context example:

Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan

Hypernyms (to "condense" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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