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 Physicists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have created a rare quantum state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in space, according to a recent paper published in the journal Nature. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Chilling out: Physicists create exotic “fifth form of matter” on board the ISS," 15 June 2020 The interactions of positronium in Bose-Einstein condensate form causes gamma rays. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Physicist Believes He Has What It Takes to Make a Gamma Ray Laser," 9 Dec. 2019 Already, though, Russia’s position is clouded by a debate over whether its production of condensate — gaseous hydrocarbons that turn to liquid at the surface — should be excluded from its agreement. Liam Denning | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "OPEC, Aramco Control Headlines More Than Oil," 5 Dec. 2019 There’s a legitimate argument there, as OPEC members don’t include condensate in their targets. Liam Denning | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "OPEC, Aramco Control Headlines More Than Oil," 5 Dec. 2019 Carrizo’s leases in Texas produced nearly 17 million barrels of crude oil, nearly 64 billion cubic feet of natural gas and more than 4 million barrels on condensate in 2018. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Drilling Down: Callon, Carrizo drill up to last minute of merger vote," 28 Oct. 2019 Steinhauer’s replica, technically called a Bose-Einstein condensate, has the same property but for sound waves. Wired, "A Scientist's Tiny Black Hole Brings the Cosmos Into the Lab," 8 Nov. 2019 Here’s how their method works: As the power plant pumps up the volcanic water to run the turbines that provide heat and electricity to Reykjavik, the scientists capture the CO2 emitted from the plant’s steam and liquifies it into condensate. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Iceland’s Radical Plan to Slow Climate Change," 9 May 2019 In July 2015, Oneok Partners reported a 10-gallon spill of natural gas condensate from a pipeline at a plant near Watford City. USA TODAY, "Rocket’s last blast, Alaska drought, million-dollar ham: News from around our 50 states," 23 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'condensate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of condensate

1889, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about condensate

Time Traveler for condensate

Time Traveler

The first known use of condensate was in 1889

See more words from the same year

Statistics for condensate

Last Updated

20 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Condensate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on condensate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with condensate

Nglish: Translation of condensate for Spanish Speakers

Comments on condensate

What made you want to look up condensate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!