con·dense /kənˈdɛn(t)s/ 動詞
Con·dense v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condensed p. pr. & vb. n. Condensing.]
1. To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to abridge; to epitomize.
In what shape they choose,
Dilated or condensed, bright or obscure. --Milton.
The secret course pursued at Brussels and at Madrid may be condensed into the usual formula, dissimulation, procrastination, and again dissimulation. --Motley.
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.
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.
Con·dense, v. i.
1. To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form.
Nitrous acid is gaseous at ordinary temperatures, but condenses into a very volatile liquid at the zero of Fahrenheit. --H. Spencer.
2. Chem. (a) To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with or without separation of some unimportant side products. (b) To undergo polymerization.
Con·dense, a. Condensed; compact; dense. [R.]
The huge condense bodies of planets. --Bentley.
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: distill, distil]
2: make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a
summary" [syn: digest, 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
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: concentrate, contract]