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[kuh n-den-seyt, kon-duh n-seyt] /kənˈdɛn seɪt, ˈkɒn dənˌseɪt/
a product of condensation, as a liquid reduced from a gas or vapor.
Origin of condensate
1545-55; < Latin condēnsātus (past participle of condēnsāre to condense), equivalent to condēns(us) very dense (see con-, dense) + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged
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  • Until now, it has had little to show besides modest gas condensate discoveries.
  • Exhaust condensate from hydrogen cars has to be recycled to electrolysis cells.
  • For example, claiming that a steam engine produces less condensate when the boiler is hotter is real lunacy.
  • The layer appears to contain some sort of particulates, perhaps with some condensate on them.
British Dictionary definitions for condensate


a substance formed by condensation, such as a liquid from a vapour
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Word Origin and History for condensate

1550s, "to make dense," from condens-, past participle stem of Latin condensare (see condense) + -ate (2). Meaning "to become dense" is from c.1600.

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