Definition of distillate in English:

distillate

noun

  • Something formed by distillation:

    ‘petroleum distillates’
    [mass noun] ‘natural gas mixed with distillate’
    • ‘Pesticides that are approved for organic farming include copper, sulfur, petroleum distillates, and pyrethrum.’
    • ‘This spirit, a distillate of grapes somewhat similar to Italy's grappa, is the eponymous ingredient in the Pisco Sour cocktail.’
    • ‘A popular solvent is mineral spirits, a petroleum distillate composed of aliphatic hydrocarbons.’
    • ‘There has been a significant rise in demand for orange oil and the TreattaromeTM range of natural distillates.’
    • ‘Several cider makers are now producing an apple distillate.’
    • ‘If the distillate is higher than 80% it is considered a corn whiskey.’
    • ‘Stop yourself; these products contain a host of potentially harmful chemicals, like petroleum distillates, which irritate your lungs.’
    • ‘Also, it is no longer economically efficient to use natural gas or high-level petroleum distillates as boiler fuel.’
    • ‘In the second embodiment the enzyme stabilizing system preferably includes a petroleum distillate.’
    • ‘Petroleum distillates break down the rubber in the rubber gaskets around refrigerators and dishwashers.’
    • ‘While kerosene was more plentiful than gasoline, it was also a distillate from petroleum and presented the same problem of finite supply.’
    • ‘With very low inventories of gasoline and distillates in the US, any reduction in imports will have an exponential impact on prices.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After the liquid is strained off, the remaining fruit is distilled and the distillate is recombined with the infused liquid.’
    • ‘Be careful of the orange cleaner you buy, many contain petroleum distillates that dry certain fabrics and material.’
    • ‘Mineral spirits, a petroleum distillate fraction, is the most common solvent in oil-based paints.’
    • ‘Diesel, a middle distillate like kerosene (jet fuel) and heating oil, is easier and cheaper to refine from even sludgy oil.’
    • ‘Furniture polishes are petroleum distillates, which are flammable and can cause skin and lung cancer.’
    • ‘The steam then extracts the aromatic oils (volatile oils) and the distillate is collected.’
    extract, concentrate, concentration, quintessence, distillate, elixir, abstraction, decoction, juice, tincture, solution, suspension, dilution
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin distillatus fallen in drops, from the verb distillare (see distil).

Pronunciation

distillate

/ˈdɪstɪleɪt/