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"condense" in British English

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condenseverb

uk   us   /kənˈdens/
  • 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.
condensed
adjective uk   us   /-ˈdenst/
condensed ​soup
(Definition of condense from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"condense" in American English

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condenseverb

 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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