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distillation

dis·til·la·tion

distillation

 
 
pronunciation:
dI st leI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process of heating a substance to produce a vapor, which is then cooled and condensed, in order to purify, concentrate, or extract components from the substance.
Distillation is part of the process of producing alcoholic beverages.
definition 2: that which is produced by, or as though by, this process.
Her book is a distillation of the principle views on the subject.
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derivation: distillatory (adj.)