con·​den·​sate | \ ˈkän-dən-ˌsāt How to pronounce condensate (audio) , -ˌden-; kən-ˈden- \

Definition of condensate

: 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 In an electrical circuit, the electron condensate in a wire is like water flowing through a pipe. Sumeet Kulkarni, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2022 In the accounts published on Thursday, the KRG is seen to have provided crude and condensate worth $88 million to local refineries and other local consumers. Khalid Al Ansary,, 31 Mar. 2022 Russia similarly exported most of its crude oil and other condensate exports to Europe that year, with just 1% going to the US. Courtney Vinopal, Quartz, 8 Mar. 2022 Not so: At the high end of its guidance, EOG expects to increase crude oil and condensate production in the U.S. by just 5% in 2022. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 28 Feb. 2022 Was some universal principle playing out in the polariton condensate, some fundamental law about systems where energy isn’t conserved? Quanta Magazine, 11 Nov. 2021 The oil and gas segment explores, develops and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGL) and natural gas. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 In this case, the quantum gas is a perplexing state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 6 Oct. 2021 Behind its energy-efficient windows and walls, the Credit Human building can store nearly 140,000 gallons of rainwater and condensate from its air-conditioning system to be used for irrigation, flushing toilets and cooling the building. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of condensate

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Condensate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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