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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Inventories of distillates, used to make diesel and heating oil, fell by 2.1 million barrels. Fuelfix Staff, Houston Chronicle, "Crude, gasoline stockpiles dive," 13 June 2018 However, stockpiles of oil products such as gasoline and distillate declined, indicating steady demand. David Hodari, WSJ, "Oil Prices Rise Despite High Stockpiles, Production," 21 Nov. 2018 Similarly, sunflower oil distillate also helps replenish your lipids and reduce inflammation at the same time. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "This Drugstore Baby Product Keeps My Skin Moisturized All Winter Long," 13 Dec. 2018 Inventories of distillate fuels, such as diesel and heating oil, fell by 2.6 million barrels. Fuelfix Staff, Houston Chronicle, "Crude, gasoline stockpiles rise," 25 Apr. 2018 Once recognized, neutral distillates or grain alcohol is then added to the recipe to synthetically formulate a wine or whiskey. Alan Goldfarb, The Verge, "Artificial whiskey is coming, and one company is betting you’ll drink up," 23 Aug. 2018 The focus is on mezcal, but there are other agave distillates like bacanora and sotol from various states in Mexico. Scarlett Lindeman, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 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

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First Known Use of distillate

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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