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English verb: condense

1. condense (change) undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

SamplesWater condenses.
The acid distills at a specific temperature.

ExamplesThe water condenses

Synonymsdistil, distill

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)flux, liquefy, liquify

Verb groupcondense, condense

2. condense (change) make more concise

SamplesCondense the contents of a book into a summary.

Synonymsconcentrate, digest

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

Narrower (hyponym)capsule, capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate, telescope

3. condense (change) remove water from

SamplesCondense the milk.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Verb groupcondense, condense, distil, distill

4. condense (change) cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid

SamplesThe cold air condensed the steam.

ExamplesThey condense the water

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Verb groupcondense

5. condense (change) become more compact or concentrated

SamplesHer feelings condensed.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)deepen, intensify

Verb groupconcentrate, condense, contract

6. condense (change) develop due to condensation

SamplesAll our planets condensed out of the same material.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up

Verb groupcondense, distil, distill

7. condense (change) compress or concentrate

SamplesCongress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan.

Synonymsconcentrate, contract

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Verb groupcondense

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