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.