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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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The report provides data to help companies in the Condensed Milk industry better understand the changes in their environment, seize opportunities and formulate business strategies.
Add the other can of condensed milk and the coconut, beating well before spreading over the chocolate layer.
SUNDAY CARDIFF: National Museum Cardiff (029 2039 7951), Condensed Histories: World War One.
Liquid When a fridge guy says "liquid," he usually is specifically referring to condensed refrigerant.
Campbell's Condensed Soups - immortalised by artist Andy Warhol in 1962 - have been absent from British supermarkets since March 2008, when Premier Foods opted not to renew its licence to use the brand in the UK.
Chocolate fudge Makes: 60 pieces Preparation time: 15 minutes Chilling time: 1 hour Ingredients 400g (14oz) dark or milk chocolate 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk 25g (1oz) butter 100g (3'oz) icing sugar 55g (2oz) roasted chopped nuts (optional) Method: Chop the chocolate into small chunks and place in a non-stick saucepan with the condensed milk and butter, heat very gently, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth.
Treated at high pressure and with intense heat, condensed milk is cow's milk with water removed and sugar added - and is perhaps more typically found in a charity hamper than in a Michelin-starred chef's kitchen cupboard.
officials say they intend to enhance more than 60% of its condensed soup line with product improvements, further sodium reduction, more contemporary packaging, improved shelving systems and new marketing aimed at the simple meals category.
Especially popular recipes featured condensed cooking soups such as Cream of Mushroom and other varieties used by people to make meals at home, the company added.
Agriculture and Agri - Food Canada (Canada) has patented the use of a regulatory gene Lc and encoded protein to alter the biosynthesis and accumulation of flavonoids including anthocyanins and condensed tannins in plants and plant tissues, particularly in alfalfa, white clover, and other forage legumes which are similar in lacking native condensed tannin accumulation in leaves.
2 : to change or cause to change from a vapor to a liquid (as by cooling) <The morning air condensed onto the cold window.
They require little ingredients, often using sweetened condensed milk as a base and need little preparation and cooking time.
THE Campbell's Condensed Soup brand made famous by artist Andy Warhol is to disappear from UK shop shelves.
However, the larger plume shown in the center of the picture is condensed water vapor emanating into a humid atmosphere from the water-cascade-cooled cooling towers.
The seven steps are speedily condensed and narrator Chamberlain offers them in a rapid-fire delivery.