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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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