Definition of distillate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdɪstɪleɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪstɪleɪt//
[uncountable, countable] (specialist)
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a substance which is formed by distilling a liquid Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Latin distillatus ‘fallen in drops’, from the verb distillare, variant of destillare, from de- ‘down, away’ + stillare (from stilla ‘a drop’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: distillate