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verb     condense pronunciation in British English
/kənˈdens/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycondense
he/she/itcondenses
present participlecondensing
past tensecondensed
past participlecondensed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make a piece of writing shorter by removing some parts
    1. a.
      to make something shorter or smaller

      A month-long training course had been condensed into two weeks.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] science if gas or steam condenses, or if something condenses it, it changes into a liquid, usually when it becomes cooler
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