re·​for·​mate ri-ˈfȯr-ˌmāt How to pronounce reformate (audio)
: a product of hydrocarbon reforming

Examples of reformate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One barge spilled reformate, a high-octane gasoline blending component, into the waterway. Andrea Leinfelder, Houston Chronicle, 21 June 2019 That means using higher concentrations of pricier additives, such as alkylates and reformates, and sometimes a lengthier refining process that slightly reduces yields. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 13 Oct. 2017 But these greater volumes of reformate are lower in octane than smaller volumes, the EIA says, and with the plastics industry turning away from naphtha, refiners have more of an incentive to blend the lower-octane stock into their gasoline. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 28 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reformate was in 1949

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“Reformate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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