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condense

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry
condensecon‧dense /kənˈdens/ ●○○ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]HCLIQUID if a gas condenses, or is condensed, it becomes a liquid the mist which condensed on every cold surfacecondense into The gaseous metal is cooled and condenses into liquid zinc.2 [transitive]SHORT/NOT LONG to make something that is spoken or written shorter, by not giving as much detail or using fewer words to give the same informationcondense something into something This whole chapter could be condensed into a few paragraphs.3 [transitive]LIQUID to make a liquid thicker by removing some of the water condensed soup
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condenseThe air becomes fog and condenses.How could he condense all he had lived through into a sixty-minute speech?Hawkins condensed all his writings into one volume for publication.The water produced would be condensed and stored for recycling.Medved's article was condensed in Reader's Digest.They use technology from the firm's successful YZ426F crosser, but condensed into a smaller package.The gaseous metal is put in a closed container and cooled so that it condenses into liquid zinc.It not only blocks any soffit vents but can cause water vapor to condense into water any time of the year.Steam from the shower condensed on the cold bathroom mirror.During cold nights, air condenses on the grass to form dew.Try insulating the water pipes to prevent moisture from condensing on them.To save space these are condensed on two staves.Intelligence here is her noticing how loaded and metaphoric and condensed something seen can be.condensed soupI'd like to condense that statement still further.
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Verb table
condense
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycondense
he, she, itcondenses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycondensed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave condensed
he, she, ithas condensed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad condensed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill condense
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have condensed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam condensing
he, she, itis condensing
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you, we, theyare condensing
Past
I, he, she, itwas condensing
you, we, theywere condensing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been condensing
he, she, ithas been condensing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been condensing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be condensing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been condensing
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