astatki definition

  • noun:
    • A thick fluid residuum obtained in the distillation of Russian petroleum, much used as gasoline.
    • The residuum through the distillation of Russian petroleum following the more volatile hydrocarbons, up to kerosene or illuminating oil, are driven off.
    • A thick liquid residuum obtained in distillation of Russian petroleum, a great deal made use of as fuel.
    • The residuum through the distillation of Russian petroleum after the more volatile hydrocarbons, up to and including kerosene or illuminating oil, have now been driven off.
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