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

  Condense \Con*dense"\, v. i.
     1. To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form.
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              Nitrous acid is gaseous at ordinary temperatures,
              but condenses into a very volatile liquid at the
              zero of Fahrenheit.                   --H. Spencer.
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     2. (Chem.)
        (a) To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with
            or without separation of some unimportant side
        (b) To undergo polymerization.
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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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Condense \Con*dense"\, a. [L. condensus.]
     Condensed; compact; dense. [R.]
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           The huge condense bodies of planets.     --Bentley.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid
           state and fall in drops; "water condenses"; "The acid
           distills at a specific temperature" [syn: condense,
           distill, distil]
      2: make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a
         summary" [syn: digest, condense, concentrate]
      3: remove water from; "condense the milk"
      4: cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid; "The cold air
         condensed the steam"
      5: become more compact or concentrated; "Her feelings condensed"
      6: develop due to condensation; "All our planets condensed out
         of the same material"
      7: compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year
         plan into a six-month plan" [syn: condense, concentrate,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "condense":
     abbreviate, abridge, abstract, accelerate, aggravate,
     be telegraphic, beef up, blow up, bob, boil down, brief, cake,
     candy, capsule, capsulize, circumscribe, clip, coarct, compact,
     complicate, compress, concentrate, concrete, congest, consolidate,
     constrict, constringe, contract, cram, cramp, crop, crowd,
     crystallize, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short,
     cut short, decrease, deepen, densen, densify, digest, distill,
     dock, double, draw, draw in, draw together, dribble, drip, dripple,
     drop, elide, enhance, epitomize, exacerbate, exaggerate, filter,
     foreshorten, granulate, gurgle, heat up, heighten, hop up, hot up,
     intensify, inventory, jam, jazz up, key up, knit, leach, lixiviate,
     magnify, make complex, minimize, mow, narrow, nip, nutshell,
     outline, percolate, poll, pollard, press, prune, pucker, pucker up,
     purse, ram down, ramify, reap, recap, recapitulate, redouble,
     reduce, reinforce, retrench, seep, set, sharpen, shave, shear,
     shorten, shrink, sketch, sketch out, snub, solidify, soup up,
     spurtle, squeeze, step up, strangle, strangulate, strengthen,
     stunt, sum, sum up, summarize, summate, sweat, synopsize,
     take a set, take in, telescope, thicken, trickle, trim, triple,
     truncate, waste no words, weep, whet, wrinkle

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