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Something formed by distillation.‘petroleum distillates’mass noun ‘natural gas mixed with distillate’
extract, concentrate, concentration, quintessence, elixir, abstraction, decoction, juice, tincture, solution, suspension, dilutionView synonyms
- ‘With very low inventories of gasoline and distillates in the US, any reduction in imports will have an exponential impact on prices.’
- ‘Be careful of the orange cleaner you buy, many contain petroleum distillates that dry certain fabrics and material.’
- ‘Furniture polishes are petroleum distillates, which are flammable and can cause skin and lung cancer.’
- ‘After the liquid is strained off, the remaining fruit is distilled and the distillate is recombined with the infused liquid.’
- ‘In the second embodiment the enzyme stabilizing system preferably includes a petroleum distillate.’
- ‘Gases are generated from the burning of fossil fuels such as natural gas and petroleum distillates.’
- ‘Smaller producers sell unwanted grapes and wine to a local distillery; if the distillate is not of sufficient quality it will be used for industrial alcohol.’
- ‘The steam then extracts the aromatic oils (volatile oils) and the distillate is collected.’
- ‘Pesticides that are approved for organic farming include copper, sulfur, petroleum distillates, and pyrethrum.’
- ‘Stop yourself; these products contain a host of potentially harmful chemicals, like petroleum distillates, which irritate your lungs.’
- ‘If the distillate is higher than 80% it is considered a corn whiskey.’
- ‘A popular solvent is mineral spirits, a petroleum distillate composed of aliphatic hydrocarbons.’
- ‘Also, it is no longer economically efficient to use natural gas or high-level petroleum distillates as boiler fuel.’
- ‘Petroleum distillates break down the rubber in the rubber gaskets around refrigerators and dishwashers.’
- ‘Mineral spirits, a petroleum distillate fraction, is the most common solvent in oil-based paints.’
- ‘There has been a significant rise in demand for orange oil and the TreattaromeTM range of natural distillates.’
- ‘While kerosene was more plentiful than gasoline, it was also a distillate from petroleum and presented the same problem of finite supply.’
- ‘Several cider makers are now producing an apple distillate.’
- ‘Diesel, a middle distillate like kerosene (jet fuel) and heating oil, is easier and cheaper to refine from even sludgy oil.’
- ‘This spirit, a distillate of grapes somewhat similar to Italy's grappa, is the eponymous ingredient in the Pisco Sour cocktail.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin distillatus ‘fallen in drops’, from the verb distillare (see distil).
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