Condense means to make something more concise or to reduce its size. When you condense a book, you reduce the number of pages by removing some of the material.

  • The book was very condensed, which made it much easier to read.

  • The speech was condensed into a few minutes, which made it easier to understand.

Definition of condense


make more concise


concentrate, digest


compress or concentrate


concentrate, contract


undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops


distil, distill


become more compact or concentrated


cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid


develop due to condensation


remove water from

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Example Sentences for condense

  • 1

    The scientist condensed the substances.

  • 2

    He was to condense the notes altogether.

  • 3

    Condense it and save the citations for the body.

  • 4

    The condensed milk is added to the espresso.

  • 5

    The crude gas passed on to the condenser.

  • 6

    The people looked at the condensed compact.

  • 7

    At the surface of the wood, evaporation and condensation is occurring.

  • 8

    It's not condensation, but transpiration that is being used here.

  • 9

    Some of the steam condenses and heats the water.

  • 10

    The equations are right and the condensation follows this patter.