dis·​til·​late | \ ˈdi-stə-ˌlāt How to pronounce distillate (audio) , -lət; di-ˈsti-lət How to pronounce distillate (audio) \

Definition of distillate

1 : a liquid product condensed from vapor during distillation
2 : something concentrated or extracted as if by distilling

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Total petroleum stocks only fell by 3.1 million barrels because of a buildup in distillate fuel oils used to make diesel and heating oils. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Oil prices fall despite crude inventories dip," 11 Sep. 2019 Without belief — and its distillate, trust — leaders are lost and nations are weakened. David Von Drehle, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: “Lion King” remake has terrifying implications," 28 July 2019 The distillate is also left unfiltered, resulting in even more complexity of taste. chicagotribune.com, "How the Haitian spirit clairin is more like mezcal than rum," 9 July 2019 After around 24 hours, the distillate is ready to be aged. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "How Cognac Is Made (and How to Enjoy It)," 4 June 2019 While crude oil inventories fell, gasoline and distillates inventories rose more sharply than expected. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "S&P 500 has its worst day in more than three weeks," 17 July 2019 Gasoline and distillates also slid, while domestic oil production climbed to 10.9 million b/d, topping 10 million b/d every week since early February, according to the EIA. Grant Smith, Houston Chronicle, "Oil set for loss as OPEC supply clash looms," 15 June 2018 Despite high refinery run rates, distillate stockpiles have fallen 11% below the five-year seasonal average. Stephanie Yang, WSJ, "Gas Prices Are Falling, but Refiners Keep Making More," 23 Dec. 2018 America's gasoline inventories also tumbled for a third week to the lowest level since late January, while distillate stockpiles contracted for a sixth straight week to the least since December. Tsuyoshi Inajima And Grant Smith, Houston Chronicle, "Oil trades near $65 with inventories below 5-year average," 22 Mar. 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a liquid product condensed from vapor during distillation

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