condensate

noun

con·​den·​sate ˈkän-dən-ˌsāt How to pronounce condensate (audio)
-ˌden-;
kən-ˈden-
: a product of condensation
especially : a liquid obtained by condensation of a gas or vapor
steam condensate

Examples of condensate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were three additional general video winners—on the atomization of impinging jets, the emergent collective motion of condensate droplets, and the swimming motion of a robotic eel—as well as three poster winners. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 8 Dec. 2023 One of the essential steps in building the quantum computer along the lines described above is to create the coldest state of matter in the universe, known as a Bose-Einstein condensate. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Oct. 2019 Tankers haul nearly 17 million barrels of crude and condensate each day through the waterway, which at its narrowest point is just 21 miles wide. Grant Smith, Fortune, 8 Oct. 2023 The number of ultracold atoms in the resulting Bose-Einstein condensate was measured and fed back to the player as a score. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Oct. 2019 And the outside never condensates—another plus (because who wants to search for a coaster?). Sarah Felbin, Health, 3 Aug. 2023 If two condensates interfere in just the right way, the group predicted, experimentalists should be able to capture direct images of bubbles forming in the condensate — ones that act similarly to the putative bubbles of the multiverse. quantamagazine.org, 25 Jan. 2021 This step causes the rubidium to transition from a normal gas to an exotic phase of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). Charles D. Brown Ii, Scientific American, 16 May 2023 The Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), as the substance is called, had been produced for the first time in 1995, but that was the first time it was successfully created outside our planet. Popular Science, 3 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of condensate was in 1889

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“Condensate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condensate. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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condensate

noun
con·​den·​sate ˈkän-dən-ˌsāt How to pronounce condensate (audio)
-ˌden-;
kən-ˈden-
: a product of condensation
steam condensate

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