What does the word condense mean?

Usage examples for condense

  1. Before we agree upon what is fit and becoming dialogue, I think it advisable to condense into a few words all that I have said on the subject. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  2. Steam will condense: this body will rise in the air, and not condense. – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  3. I cannot condense it to any purpose, and certainly cannot improve it, so I reproduce the passage as it stands: Keats passed the winter of 1817- 18 at Hampstead, gaily enough among his friends. – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti