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condense (v.)

early 15c., "thicken, make more dense or compact" (implied in condensed), from Old French condenser (14c.) or directly from Latin condensare "to make dense," from assimilated form of com-, here probably an intensive prefix (see com-), + densare "make thick," from densus "dense, thick, crowded," a word used of crowds, darkness, clouds, etc. (see dense).

Sense in chemistry and physics, "to reduce to another and denser form" (as a gas or vapor to a liquid) is from 1660s. Intransitive sense "become denser" is from 1650s. Related: Condensed; condensing.

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Definitions of condense from WordNet

condense (v.)
undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops;
water condenses
Synonyms: distill / distil
condense (v.)
make more concise;
condense the contents of a book into a summary
Synonyms: digest / concentrate
condense (v.)
remove water from;
condense the milk
condense (v.)
cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid;
The cold air condensed the steam
condense (v.)
become more compact or concentrated;
Her feelings condensed
condense (v.)
develop due to condensation;
All our planets condensed out of the same material
condense (v.)
compress or concentrate;
Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan
Synonyms: concentrate / contract
From wordnet.princeton.edu