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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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 The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tons of condensate, equivalent to about 1 million barrels and worth some $60 million. Anchorage Daily News, "Explosion on Iranian oil tanker burning in East China Sea forces rescue team to retreat," 10 Jan. 2018 One piece of equipment that the rocket will carry is the Cold Atom Laboratory, which will use magnetic fields and lasers to create clouds of atoms called Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), cooled to just above absolute zero. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Orbital ATK will launch an Antares rocket to the International Space Station tomorrow morning," 20 May 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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