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

  Condensation \Con`den*sa"tion\, n. [L. condensatio: cf. F.
     condensation.]
     1. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed;
        the state of being condensed.
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              He [Goldsmith] was a great and perhaps an unequaled
              master of the arts of selection and condensation.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     2. (Physics) The act or process of reducing, by depression of
        temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and
        denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam
        to water.
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     3. (Chem.) A rearrangement or concentration of the different
        constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and
        definite compound of greater complexity and molecular
        weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the
        condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into
        mesitylene.
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     Condensation product (Chem.), a substance obtained by the
        polymerization of one substance, or by the union of two or
        more, with or without separation of some unimportant side
        products.
  
     Surface condensation, the system of condensing steam by
        contact with cold metallic surfaces, in distinction from
        condensation by the injection of cold water.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  condensation
      n 1: (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas
           or images combine into a single symbol; especially in
           dreams
      2: the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid
         state
      3: atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold [syn:
         condensation, condensate]
      4: the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed
         together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling" [syn:
         compression, condensation, contraction]
      5: a shortened version of a written work [syn: condensation,
         abridgement, abridgment, capsule]
      6: the act of increasing the density of something [syn:
         condensing, condensation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  142 Moby Thesaurus words for "condensation":
     abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract,
     accelerando, acceleration, accretion, adherence, adhesion,
     agglomeration, agglutination, aggravation, apocope, astriction,
     astringency, beefing-up, blowing up, blowup, bottleneck, breviary,
     brief, capsule, cervix, circumscription, cling, clinging, clotting,
     clumping, clustering, coagulation, coarctation, coherence,
     cohesion, cohesiveness, compactedness, compaction, compend,
     compression, compressure, concentration, concretion,
     condensed version, congealment, congelation, conglobation,
     conglomeration, consolidation, conspectus, constriction,
     constringency, contraction, contracture, curtailment, decrease,
     deepening, densification, digest, diminuendo, distillation, draft,
     dribble, drip, dripping, drop, elision, ellipsis, enhancement,
     epitome, exacerbation, exaggeration, explosion, foreshortening,
     hardening, head, heating-up, heightening, hourglass,
     hourglass figure, information explosion, inseparability,
     intensification, isthmus, junction, knitting, leaching,
     lixiviation, magnification, narrow place, narrowing, neck, outline,
     overview, pandect, percolation, pickup, population explosion,
     precis, puckering, pursing, recap, recapitulation, redoubling,
     reduction, reinforcement, retrenchment, review, rubric, seepage,
     seeping, set, shortened version, shortening, skeleton, sketch,
     solidification, speedup, spurtle, step-up, sticking, stranglement,
     strangulation, strengthening, striction, stricture, summary,
     summation, survey, sweating, syllabus, syncope, synopsis, systole,
     telescoping, thumbnail sketch, tightening, topical outline,
     trickle, tricklet, truncation, wasp waist, wrinkling
  
  

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