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 for Condensed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Condense \Con*dense"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condensed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Condensing.] [L. condensare; con- + densare to make
     thick or dense, densus thick, dense: cf. F. condenser. See
     Dense, and cf. Condensate.]
     1. To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or
        concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to
        abridge; to epitomize.
        [1913 Webster]
              In what shape they choose,
              Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
              The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid
              may be condensed into the usual formula,
              dissimulation, procrastination, and again
              dissimulation.                        --Motley.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Chem. & Physics) To reduce into another and denser form,
        as by cold or pressure; as, to condense gas into a liquid
        form, or steam into water.
        [1913 Webster]
     Condensed milk, milk reduced to the consistence of very
        thick cream by evaporation (usually with addition of
        sugar) for preservation and transportation.
     Condensing engine, a steam engine in which the steam is
        condensed after having exerted its force on the piston.
     Syn: To compress; contract; crowd; thicken; concentrate;
          abridge; epitomize; reduce.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  condensed \condensed\ adj.
     1. (Psychol) representing two or more ideas or emotions by a
        single symbol; as, a condensed expression of various
        feelings and ideas.
        [WordNet 1.5]
     2. shortened by rewriting with fewer words; -- used of texts;
        as, a condensed book. Opposite of unabridged.
     Syn: abridged.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
     3. reduced to a stronger or more concentrated form; as,
        condensed milk. Opposite of uncondensed.
     Syn: concentrated[5].
          [WordNet 1.5]
     4. narrower than usual for a particular height; -- of
        printers' type. Opposite of expanded.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "condensed":
     Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bobbed,
     bobtail, bobtailed, brief, brusque, canned, capsule, capsulized,
     clamped, clipped, close, close-knit, close-textured, close-woven,
     compact, compacted, compendious, compressed, concentrated, concise,
     concrete, congested, consolidated, constricted, contracted,
     crammed, crammed full, cramped, crisp, cropped, crowded, curt,
     curtailed, cut, cut short, dense, digested, docked, elided,
     elliptic, epigrammatic, firm, gluey, gnomic, hard, heavy,
     impenetrable, impermeable, jam-packed, jammed, knitted, laconic,
     massive, mowed, mown, nipped, nonporous, packed, pinched,
     pinched-in, pithy, pocket, pointed, pollard, polled, potted,
     pruned, puckered, pursed, reaped, reserved, sententious, serried,
     shaved, sheared, short, short and sweet, short-cut, shortened,
     snub, snubbed, solid, solidified, squeezed, strangled,
     strangulated, substantial, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn,
     terse, thick, thick-growing, thickset, tight, to the point,
     trimmed, truncated, viscid, viscose, viscous, wasp-waisted,

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