Words related to condense

Origin and meaning of com-

word-forming element usually meaning "with, together," from Latin com, archaic form of classical Latin cum "together, together with, in combination," from PIE *kom- "beside, near, by, with" (compare Old English ge-, German ge-). The prefix in Latin sometimes was used as an intensive.

Before vowels and aspirates, it is reduced to co-; before -g-, it is assimilated to cog- or con-; before -l-, assimilated to col-; before -r-, assimilated to cor-; before -c-, -d-, -j-, -n-, -q-, -s-, -t-, and -v-, it is assimilated to con-, which was so frequent that it often was used as the normal form.

dense (adj.)

early 15c., "closely compacted, thick," from Latin densus "thick, crowded; cloudy," which is of uncertain etymology, perhaps related to Greek dasys "hairy, shaggy; thick with leaves," as a grammatical term, "aspirated," but even this is in doubt. Figurative sense of "difficult to penetrate" (of writing, etc.) is from 1732; that of "stupid" is first recorded 1822. Related: Densely; denseness.

condensed (adj.)

c. 1600, "made more dense, compressed, compacted," past-participle adjective from condense. Of literary works, from 1823. Condensed milk is attested by 1863. Condensed type (1854) is thinner than compressed.

condensate (v.)

1550s, "to make dense" (a sense now obsolete or rare), from condens-, past-participle stem of Latin condensare "to make dense" (see condense) + -ate (2). Intransitive meaning "to become dense" is from c. 1600.

condensation (n.)

c. 1600, "action or state of making or becoming more dense," from Late Latin condensationem (nominative condensatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin condensare "to make dense" (see condense). Meaning "conversion of a gas or vapor to a liquid form" is from 1610s.

condenser (n.)

"one who or that which condenses," 1680s, agent noun from condense. Given a wide variety of technical uses in late 18c. and 19c.