Definition of distillate in English:


Syllabification: dis·til·late
Pronunciation: /ˈdistilit, -ˌlāt


  • 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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