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She slipped on a sidewalk made wet by condensation from an air conditioner.
  the process or result of becoming more dense in various senses — such as:
  • liquid formed from a gas—as when water collects on the side of a cold glass
  • an abridgement or shortened version of writing
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condensation condensate condensates
Standard suffix:  The suffix, "ation" converts the verb condense to a noun.
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  • She slipped on a sidewalk made wet by condensation from an air conditioner.
  • Snow was still thick upon the grounds, and the greenhouse windows were covered in condensation so thick that they couldn’t see out of them in Herbology.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • His one-volume history of the Army Air Force in the Second World War was supposed to be a readable condensation of the twenty-seven-volume Official History of the Army Air Force in World War Two.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Cosette was a condensation of the auroral light in the form of a woman.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • It is primarily a condensation of the growing rivalry between two teen-age gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, each of which has its own prideful uniform.
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • She could see her reflection in the darkened glass, lips parted, eyes wide, and then the condensation of her breath obscured it.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • A fog of condensation had formed on the inside of the pane, so that her image appeared to him as a kind of silhouette, a vague impression of his mother at the sink, refracted and fragmented, a wash of color.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Condensation streamed down the windows.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • He leaned forward and wiped the condensation off the windshield with his sleeve.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • She climbed into bed in her street clothes, opened the curtains, and wiped the condensation off the window.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park

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  • Or else it was the result of condensation; that would not be good.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Compared to the Yamacraw children, everyone I brought to the island was a compendium of ideas and experience, and the one transcendent problem of all who came to the classroom was the intelligent condensation and control of the material they wished to present.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • We both must have fallen asleep at some point, because by the time I opened my eyes, the condensation was shrinking against the glass, and a few rays of morning light had made it to the forest floor.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • To our right glass doors moist with condensation led out to a patio.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • It is merely a condensation of the spirit of a people.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Their water was supplied by the condensation from steam engines from nearby factories and so was cleaner and warmer.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It’s so warm in the car that the windows keep fogging up, and I draw little squiggles in the condensation.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • It was merely the condensation of the man.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She wiped the condensation from her glass.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • He put his finger to the window and traced something in the condensation—another bloody hieroglyph.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Beth nodded before wiping the condensation from the outside of her glass with a paper napkin.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • And there was a big glass of water in front of me—all cold, you could see the condensation running down the sides.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Jack contemplated the twenty imaginary drinks, the martini glasses blushing droplets of condensation, each with a swizzle poked through a plump green olive.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The ceiling was three stories above us and dripped with paint stalactites and humid condensation.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • At dawn they gave him a pail for a latrine and drove him to the airport, where two more giant M.P.s with clubs and white helmets were waiting at a transport plane whose engines were already warming up when they arrived, the cylindrical green cowlings oozing quivering beads of condensation.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Its evidence—the evidence of the sentience—was to be seen, he said, (and I here started as he spoke,) in the gradual yet certain condensation of an atmosphere of their own about the waters and the walls.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Gleaming in the brilliant midday sun, they appeared no different from the harmless puffs of convection condensation that rose from the valley almost every afternoon.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • I turned back to my accounts, saying: "Merely condensation, I believe, Miss Kenton."
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Because it wasn’t yet summer, the humidity was bearable, though their cans of beer were coated in condensation.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Beads of condensation had formed on the outside of her bottle of beer, and Theresa began to peel off the label.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • Such varieties of image alternate easily, representing three degrees of condensation of the one life force.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The polished metal was cool, and her touch left little patches of shrinking condensation.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • They say women don’t know how to write them, but my mother has thoroughly mastered the art of condensation.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • CHAPTER X No apartment-house in Zenith had more resolutely experimented in condensation than the Revelstoke Arms, in which Paul and Zilla Riesling had a flat.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • As I got closer, I saw it was on a jewelry stall, which appeared to be unmanned, although there were signs of someone having just left: a Jumbo Smoothie cup sweating with condensation was sitting on the register, and there was a stick of incense burning, the smoke wafting in long curlicues up toward the high, bright glass atrium-like ceiling above.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • …(white, yellow, crimson, vermilion, cinnabar): their degrees of brilliancy: their magnitudes revealed up to and including the 7th: their positions: the waggoner’s star: Walsingham way: the chariot of David: the annular cinctures of Saturn: the condensation of spiral nebulae into suns: the interdependent gyrations of double suns: the independent synchronous discoveries of Galileo, Simon Marius, Piazzi, Le Verrier, Herschel, Galle: the systematisations attempted by Bode and Kepler of…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And now Jephson, turning to her and laying the matter before her and offering to prepare a lecture or notes—a condensation of his various arguments—in fact, an entire lecture which she could re-arrange and present as she chose—all the data which was the ultimate, basic truth in regard to her son.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • …whose particles adhere not to some iron and still impervious framework but to one another as though in some communal and oblivious and mindless life of their own like a colony of maggots, but as the demon himself had grown old with a kind of condensation, an anguished emergence of the primary indomitable ossification which the soft color and texture, the light electric aura of youth, had merely temporarily assuaged but never concealed—the spinster in homemade and shapeless clothing,…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • The windshield quickly clouded with the condensation of their breath.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • "Go back down, David," she sighed, wiping condensation from her glasses.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Once they had settled into their seats, Katie used her hand to wipe the condensation from the window.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • They say women don’t know how to write them, but my mother has thoroughly mastered the art of condensation.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • There’s plenty of condensation on the walls and domed roof, and the soil is certainly absorbing its fair share.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • As the day wore on, you could see exhausted soldiers and civilians in orange space suits, men and women, their head bubbles clouded with condensation, sitting on the chairs in the hallway, loading syringes with T-61 and sorting boxes full of blood tubes.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • They say that by electro-magnetism, your salad shall be grown from the seed whilst your fowl is roasting for dinner: it is a symbol of our modern aims and endeavors,—of our condensation and acceleration of objects: but nothing is gained: nature cannot be cheated: man’s life is but seventy salads long, grow they swift or grow they slow.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Out over the trees he saw the residue of a jet contrail, the vapor losing its shape, beginning to spread and rib out, and he thought of the desert of course, the weapons range and flypaths and the way the condensation in the sky was the only sign of human endeavor as far as he could see, a city boy out camping, taking his soul struggle to the back-country, and the mach-2 booms came skyclapping down and the vapor formed an ice trail in the heavens.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • All of us were going through this first year idiocy of writing notes carefully in the classroom and doing an outline of that, then a condensation of that, and then doing it again on onionskin paper, on top of other paper," remembers Charles Haar, who was a classmate of Flom’s.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Condensation is dripping from the blade of Bruce Lee’s samurai sword.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • …sky, This film of Satan’s seething pit, This heart’s geography’s map, this limitless small continent, this soundless sea; Out from the convolutions of this globe, This subtler astronomic orb than sun or moon, than Jupiter, Venus, Mars, This condensation of the universe, (nay here the only universe, Here the idea, all in this mystic handful wrapt;) These burin’d eyes, flashing to you to pass to future time, To launch and spin through space revolving sideling, from these to emanate, To…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • That makes the oxygen turn to liquid, but leaves the nitrogen (condensation point: 77K) still gaseous.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
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