condensate

noun
con·​den·​sate | \ˈkän-dən-ˌsāt, -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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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 At these temperatures, atoms clump together to form what scientists call a Bose-Einstein condensate. Denise Chow /, NBC News, "Space station experiment will create the coldest spot in the universe," 22 June 2018 Once there, the CAL will begin experimenting on Bose-Einstein condensates, exotic forms of matter that appear only at extremely cold temperatures. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Is Finally Sending the Coldest Place on Earth to Space," 22 May 2018 It is believed to still be leaking condensate and other fuels. Steven Lee Myers And Javier C. HernÁndez, New York Times, "A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries," 12 Feb. 2018 In the space station’s microgravity environment, Thompson said, the condensates float to give scientists up to 10 seconds to study them. Denise Chow /, NBC News, "Space station experiment will create the coldest spot in the universe," 22 June 2018 When spilled, the condensate can produce a deep underwater plume damaging to marine life. Gerry Mullany, New York Times, "Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears," 15 Jan. 2018 Experts worry the ship's sinking is potentially more damaging to the marine ecosystem than letting the condensate oil burn off. Author: Yuka Obayashi, Josephine Mason, Anchorage Daily News, "Sunken tanker leaves large oil slick in East China Sea," 15 Jan. 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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