condensate

noun
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

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Often called droplets or condensates, these organelles bring vital cellular molecules—such as proteins and RNA—close together at specific times, while keeping others apart. Elizabeth O'day, Scientific American, "A Special Class of Proteins Is Promising Targets for Drugs for Cancer and Alzheimer’s," 1 July 2019 Last January, an oil tanker carrying one million barrels of toxic light oil condensate crashed into another ship causing a large oil spill. John Konrad, BostonGlobe.com, "The next global tech disruption will happen where few expect it," 28 June 2019 That same month, leaky energy development gear at a Crestone Peak Resources well pad in Firestone just west of Silver Birch Boulevard released 75 barrels of oil condensate. Sam Lounsberry, The Denver Post, "Dozens of oil, gas-related spills in Carbon Valley, eastern Boulder County among state’s extraction fluid leaks in 2018," 9 June 2019 An Iranian oil tanker, the Sanchi, lost 117,000 tons of highly toxic natural gas condensate. Stephen Leahy, National Geographic, "Exxon Valdez changed the oil industry forever—but new threats emerge," 22 Mar. 2019 However, Russian crude and condensate production climbed by 80,000 barrels a day last month to a record high, the agency said in its monthly oil-market report. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Oil Falls on Fresh Demand Worries," 22 Jan. 2019 The emergence of a sharp peak in the later graphs confirms the formation of a Bose-Einstein condensate -- a fifth state of matter -- occurring here at a temperature of 130 nanoKelvin, or less than 1 Kelvin above absolute zero. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "NASA has created the coldest spot ever," 9 Aug. 2018 Its dual hose exhausts and drains all condensate, which allows the unit to perform at its peak. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Now's the Time To Save on Portable ACs for Next Summer," 7 Sep. 2018 The government agency created atoms known as Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) for the first time in orbit to focus on their unusual quantum behavior. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "NASA has created the coldest spot ever," 9 Aug. 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of condensate was in 1889

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