distillate

[ dis-tl-it, -eyt, dih-stil-it ]
/ ˈdɪs tl ɪt, -ˌeɪt, dɪˈstɪl ɪt /

noun

the product obtained from the condensation of vapors in distillation.
any concentration, essence, or abstraction.

Nearby words

  1. distichia,
  2. distichous,
  3. distil,
  4. distill,
  5. distilland,
  6. distillation,
  7. distillation column,
  8. distilled,
  9. distilled water,
  10. distiller

Origin of distillate

1860–65; < Latin distillātus (past participle of distillāre to trickle down), equivalent to distill- distill + -ātus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for distillate

distillate

/ (ˈdɪstɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

noun

Also called: distillation the product of distillation
a concentrated essence
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Word Origin and History for distillate

distillate

n.

"product of distillation," 1864; see distill + -ate (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for distillate

distillate

[ dĭstə-lāt′, -lĭt, dĭ-stĭlĭt ]

n.

A liquid condensed from vapor in distillation.

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