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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Recent Examples on the Web Refiners have little incentive to run their plants harder in the wake of weak margins and record distillate inventories. Michael Jeffers, Bloomberg.com, "Swollen Diesel Stockpiles Threaten Oil Price Recovery," 16 Sep. 2020 The report, which comes ahead of U.S. government data Wednesday, showed gasoline stockpiles increasing and distillate supplies falling. Andres Guerra Luz, Bloomberg.com, "Oil Climbs With Economic Data Warding Off Gloomy Demand Signals," 14 Sep. 2020 Consumption of distillate, or diesel, also fell slightly. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Cracks in Democratic unity on climate," 19 Aug. 2020 The truly curious can dabble in all sorts of distillates. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Can drinking brandy help solve climate change?," 20 May 2020 Still, there are gallons and gallons of kombucha distillate in his warehouse. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "This Vermont Distillery Is Now Making Hand Sanitizer," 17 Apr. 2020 Crude inventories increased by 500,000 barrels while gasoline inventories fell by 2.7 million barrels and distillates -- used in diesel and heating fuels -- dropped by 2.1 million barrels, the Energy Department reported Wednesday. Fuel Fix Staff, Houston Chronicle, "Crude inventory rise offset by falling refined products stockpiles," 26 Feb. 2020 Reminiscent of the sour belt candies of my childhood, the sugary, rainbow strips are 50 mg each and made with THC distillate oil. Martine Thompson, Bon Appétit, "I've Been Stretching While High, and I Can't Recommend It Enough," 25 Feb. 2020 So some black market sellers turned to vitamin E acetate -- which is more viscous and resembles THC distillate -- to cut their product while still passing the bubble test. Amanda Sealy And Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, "The vaping black market is hiding in plain sight," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of distillate

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Distillate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distillate. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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dis·​til·​late | \ ˈdis-tə-ˌlāt How to pronounce distillate (audio) , -lət; dis-ˈtil-ət How to pronounce distillate (audio) \

Medical Definition of distillate

: a liquid product condensed from vapor during distillation

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