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con·dense  audio  (kn-dns) KEY 

VERB:
con·densed, con·dens·ing, con·dens·es
VERB:
tr.
  1. To reduce the volume or compass of.
  2. To make more concise; abridge or shorten.
  3. Physics
    1. To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
    2. To remove water from (milk, for example).
VERB:
intr.
  1. To become more compact.
  2. To undergo condensation.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English condensen, from Old French condenser, from Latin condnsre : com-, intensive pref. ; see com- + dnsre, to thicken (from dnsus, thick)

OTHER FORMS:
con·densa·bili·ty(Noun), con·densa·ble or con·densi·ble(Adjective)


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