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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONDENSE

It is hard to condense the social habits of peoples into a few dozen pages.

We will condense, for the benefit of the reader, the information of Mr. Leverton.

We must, however, condense the matter, which was very voluminous.

What I have done is to condense some of that vapor into a solid.

Yet in order to condense the steam there must be a cooling of the vessel.

In that brief time I must condense all that another man should take months to say to you.

In six months we could raise food—if we had power to condense moisture.

We have been obliged to condense it into one, as indicated by periods.

At this elevation rain is unknown, and vapors only condense into snow or hail.

I was under the unfortunate necessity of having to condense my remarks.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French condenser (14c.) or directly from Latin condensare "to make dense," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + densare "make thick," from densus "dense, thick, crowded," a word used of crowds, darkness, clouds, etc. (see dense).

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