[dis-tl-it, -eyt, dih-stil-it]
- the product obtained from the condensation of vapors in distillation.
- any concentration, essence, or abstraction.
Origin of distillate
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Tetanotoxine may be distilled, and be found in the distillate with other matters.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
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The distillate is spirits of turpentine, the residue is rosin.American Forest Trees
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The former are detected by examining the distillate as previously directed.Legal Chemistry
The first portion of the distillate will, therefore, be of this strength.
- Also called: distillation the product of distillation
- a concentrated essence
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Word Origin and History for distillate
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distillate(dĭs′tə-lāt′, -lĭt, dĭ-stĭl′ĭt)
- A liquid condensed from vapor in distillation.