[kuh n-den-seyt, kon-duh n-seyt]


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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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