dis·​til·​late ˈdi-stə-ˌlāt How to pronounce distillate (audio)
di-ˈsti-lət How to pronounce distillate (audio)
: a liquid product condensed from vapor during distillation
: something concentrated or extracted as if by distilling

Examples of distillate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maraschino liqueur is a distillate of the marasca cherry, a sour variety that grows around the Adriatic sea in Italy and Croatia. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 20 Apr. 2024 Will more dodgy distillates be excluded from the category? Eve Thomas, WIRED, 3 Apr. 2024 Foursquare in Barbados contributes both un-aged Coffey (column) still and two-year-old pot still rums, while Jamaica’s Hampden Estate adds its own un-aged pot distillate. Tony Sachs, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024 Stateside Wana uses distillate, a concentrated form of THC, to create its gummies. Tiney Ricciardi, The Denver Post, 12 Mar. 2024 Over the past two decades, Gracie has pioneered countless Hendrick’s releases and has amassed an array of botanicals, distillates, and experimental liquids, which are housed in a locked cabinet in her laboratory, the Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 This region influences our distillate at every stage, with the process being deeply rooted in the culture of the Potosi highlands. Shivani Vora, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 One of the best is Redwood Empire, a Northern California distillery that just announced the launch of three new whiskeys as part of its Small Lot Series. Redwood Empire is known for sourcing and blending whiskey from other distilleries as well as producing its own distillate in-house. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 31 Jan. 2024 These products are made by infusing Delta 8 distillate into a food product. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of distillate was in 1839

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“Distillate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distillate. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


dis·​til·​late ˈdis-tə-ˌlāt How to pronounce distillate (audio)
: a liquid product cooled from vapor during distillation

Medical Definition


: a liquid product condensed from vapor during distillation

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