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distill

dis·till

distill

 
 
pronunciation:
dih stIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: distilled, distilling, distills
definition 1: to subject (a substance) to heat to the point of vaporization, and then to cooling to produce condensation.
When you distill water, minerals are removed.
definition 2: to obtain, extract, refine, or concentrate by this process.
The mixture was heated further to distill out the methanol.
similar words:
concentrate, extract
definition 3: to extract (the essence of something).
It took time to distill the important facts from all the information she had collected.
similar words:
concentrate, extract
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to carry out or be subjected to the process of vaporization followed by condensation.
definition 2: to be produced by this process.
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derivation: distillable (adj.)