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Topic: CHEMISTRY

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: condenser, from Latin, from com- ( COM-) + densare 'to make dense'

condense

verb
     
con‧dense
1 [intransitive and transitive]HC if a gas condenses, or is condensed, it becomes a liquid:
the mist which condensed on every cold surface
condense into
The gaseous metal is cooled and condenses into liquid zinc.
2 [transitive] to make something that is spoken or written shorter, by not giving as much detail or using fewer words to give the same information
condense something into something
This whole chapter could be condensed into a few paragraphs.
3 [transitive] to make a liquid thicker by removing some of the water:
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