Distill meaning

dĭ-stĭl
Distill is defined as to heat a mixture to separate its parts and then cool it to create a new substance, or to drip or to cause to drip.

An example of distill is to create vodka.

An example of distill is for water to drip from the faucet.

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To extract the essence of; concentrate; purify.
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To separate or extract the essential elements of.

Distill the crucial points of the book.

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To exude or give off (matter) in drops or small quantities.
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To fall or exude in drops or small quantities.
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To fall in drops; trickle; drip.
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To be produced as the essence of something.
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To cause or allow to fall in drops.
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To draw out or obtain the part that is essential, pure, etc.
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To exude in small drops.

Firs distill resin.

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To impart in small quantities.
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(intransitive) To trickle down or fall in small drops; ooze out.
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(intransitive) To be manifested gently or gradually.
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(intransitive) To drip or be wet with.
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To subject (a substance) to distillation.
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To separate (a distillate) by distillation.
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To increase the concentration of, separate, or purify by or as if by distillation.
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To undergo or be produced by distillation.
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To undergo distillation.
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To subject to, or purify or refine by, distillation.

To distill water.

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To remove, extract, or produce by distillation.

To distill whiskey.

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To purify, refine, or concentrate as if by distillation.

To distill one's style.

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To subject a substance to distillation.
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(intransitive) To undergo or be produced by distillation.
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To make by means of distillation, especially whisky.
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Origin of distill

  • Middle English distillen from Old French distiller from Latin distillāre variant of dēstillāre to trickle dē- de- stillāre to drip (from stilla drop)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French distiller, from Latin distillare

    From Wiktionary