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[stil-ij] /ˈstɪl ɪdʒ/
a low platform on which goods are stored in a warehouse or factory to keep them off the floor, to aid in handling, etc.
Compare skid (def 3).
Origin of stillage
1590-1600; < Dutch stellage, equivalent to stell(en) to place + -age -age Unabridged
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Examples from the web for stillage
  • Anaerobic digestion of corn ethanol thin stillage at thermophilic temperature with two completely stirred tank reactors is tested.
  • Thin stillage overflow is pumped into a thin stillage storage tank.
  • The balance of undissolved and dissolved solids came from the stillage to which the fiber was added.
  • The liquid remaining after screening or centrifuging contains fine grain particles and yeast cells and is called thin stillage.
  • It is common practice to dilute the hot grain mash to its final solids concentration by adding backset stillage and/or water.
  • Once the starch is converted to an alcohol, the leftover stillage is turned into distiller's grains.
  • With sugar, the concentrated stillage is used as fertilizer after addition of nutrients.
  • stillage, the residue remaining after ethanol is distilled can be separated to yield a solid and a soluble fraction.
  • The nonfermentable residues are removed from the process stream from the distillation stage as whole stillage.
  • The whole stillage is centrifuged to remove the water.
British Dictionary definitions for stillage


a frame or stand for keeping things off the ground, such as casks in a brewery
a container in which goods, machinery, etc, are transported
Word Origin
C16: probably from Dutch stillagie frame, scaffold, from stellen to stand; see -age
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