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 for Condensing
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.
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              In what shape they choose,
              Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure. --Milton.
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              The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid
              may be condensed into the usual formula,
              dissimulation, procrastination, and again
              dissimulation.                        --Motley.
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     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.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  condensing
      n 1: the act of increasing the density of something [syn:
           condensing, condensation]

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