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condense (something) (in)to (something)

To reduce something into fewer parts, or to make something smaller or shorter. You definitely need to condense this paper into a shorter version because you're currently 20 pages over the limit.
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condense something (in)to something

to compress or reduce something to something; to shrink or abridge something into a smaller version. Condense this into half its original volume. You should condense this novel to a short story.
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When the interior is cool and dry, and the exterior is warm and moist, water condenses under the vinyl wallcovering, resulting in an explosion of mold growth.
As these materials condense, they produce the visible smoke from this process.
Moisture in the cooling air condenses and forms clouds.
And you get almost all of those BTUs back when the steam condenses on the cold radiators.
That cooling increases the rate at which moisture in the rising air condenses (to form rain).
As the combustion products flow through the submerged tubes they condense (Figure 3).
Fine particulate matter is formed when dust and gases emitted in vehicle exhaust, burning fossil fuels and burning wood condense or react with other chemicals.
These habitats rely on the almost perpetual fog that forms as moisture-laden Caribbean winds rise up the eastern slopes of the mountains and pass through altitudes at which clouds condense, says Robert O.
Chapman and his colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have slashed the time to condense a gas of already chilled atoms to about 2 seconds.
It would be easy, in hindsight, to think that the movie was a bad idea to begin with, seeing as Potter had to condense 7 1/2 hours of television into a two-hour movie (that feels like 7 1/2 hours).