condense Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “condense” in the English Dictionary

"condense" in British English

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uk   us   /kənˈdens/

condense verb (REDUCE)

[T] to ​reduce something, such as a ​speech or ​piece of writing, in ​length: I condensed ten ​pages of ​comments into/to two. [T] to make a ​liquidthicker by ​removing some of the ​water

condense verb (BECOME LIQUID)

[I or T] to ​change or make something ​change from a ​gas to a ​liquid or ​solidstate: Water ​vapour in the ​air condenses into ​fog.
adjective uk   us   /-ˈdenst/
condensed ​soup
(Definition of condense from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /kənˈdens/

condense verb (MAKE SHORTER)

[T] to make a ​textshorter by using fewer words to ​express the same ​idea: Condense the ​report to a ​singlepage.

condense verb (MAKE WATER APPEAR)

[I/T] to make ​water in the ​airappear on a ​surface: [I] Humidity condensed on the ​bathroomwalls.
(Definition of condense from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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