dis·​til·​late | \ˈdis-tə-ˌlāt, -lət;di-ˈsti-lət\

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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According to police, officers conducted a search of the vehicle, producing a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance of suspected marijuana, 13 sealed bags containing medical marijuana, and 16 THC distillate capsules. Staff Report, chicagotribune.com, "Norridge and Harwood Heights police reports," 13 July 2018 The big reduction was offset only partially by distillate fuel oil stocks rising by 4.1 million barrels. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "U.S. crude stocks take big dip," 11 July 2018 Stockpiles of gasoline and distillates rose by 3.3 million barrels and 2.7 million barrels, respectively, offsetting the 5.9-million-barrel drop in crude stockpiles. Sarah Mcfarlane, WSJ, "Oil Prices Rise on Declining U.S. Supplies, Attacks on Libyan Ports," 20 June 2018 Gasoline inventories rose by 2.69 million barrels last week, while distillates fell, according to the API report. Grant Smith, Houston Chronicle, "Oil slips for third day," 31 Jan. 2018 As government reports go this one’s fairly pedestrian: Each week the Energy Information Administration posts the data for oil, refinery utilization, gasoline, and distillate fuels on hand. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Myths and Numbers," 17 June 2018 Don’t miss sotol, made from the dasylirion plant; bacanora, Sonora’s agave distillate; or the raicilla from Jalisco. David Hammond, chicagotribune.com, "Find 700 kinds of tequila — and other intriguing Mexican spirits — at pioneering Moreno's Liquors," 11 June 2018 However, the refinery capacity-utilization rate increased much more than anticipated, and gasoline and distillate inventories rose when many had expected a drop, a sign to some analysts that U.S. production could remain steady. Sarah Mcfarlane, WSJ, "Oil Prices Mixed as Supply Uncertainty Continues," 31 May 2018 This may be a corporate creation, the demo suggests, but real life—or at least a prosperous distillate of real life—will soon flow in. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "Superhuman City," 18 Apr. 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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dis·​til·​late | \ˈdis-tə-ˌlāt, -lət; dis-ˈtil-ət \

Medical Definition of distillate 

: a liquid product condensed from vapor during distillation

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