[kuh n-den-seyt, kon-duh n-seyt]


a product of condensation, as a liquid reduced from a gas or vapor.

Nearby words

  1. condemnatory,
  2. condemned,
  3. condemned cell,
  4. condemner,
  5. condensable,
  6. condensation,
  7. condensation nucleus,
  8. condensation point,
  9. condensation polymerization,
  10. condensation trail

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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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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