Definition of distillate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdistilət/ Pronunciation: /ˈdistəˌlāt/


Something formed by distilling: petroleum distillates natural gas mixed with distillate
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  • Also, it is no longer economically efficient to use natural gas or high-level petroleum distillates as boiler fuel.
  • Be careful of the orange cleaner you buy, many contain petroleum distillates that dry certain fabrics and material.
  • Gases are generated from the burning of fossil fuels such as natural gas and petroleum distillates.


Mid 19th century: from Latin distillatus 'fallen in drops', from the verb distillare (see distill).

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Syllabification: dis·til·late

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