Distillation meaning

dĭstə-lāshən
Distillation is defined as a refining process that collects the pure liquid or vapors given off by heating and then cooling a mixture.

An example of distillation is how vodka is made from a grain.

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The evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification.

The distillation of water.

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A distilling; specif., the process of first heating a mixture to separate the more volatile from the less volatile parts, and then cooling and condensing the resulting vapor so as to produce a more nearly pure or refined substance.
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The extraction of the volatile components of a mixture by the condensation and collection of the vapors that are produced as the mixture is heated.

Petroleum distillation.

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A distillate.
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Anything distilled; distillate.
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(chemistry, chemical engineering) The separation of the volatile parts of a substance from the more fixed; specifically, the operation of driving off gas or vapor from volatile liquids or solids, by heat in a retort or still, and the condensation of the products as far as possible by a cool receiver, alembic, or condenser; rectification; vaporization; condensation; as, the distillation of illuminating gas and coal, of alcohol from sour mash, or of boric acid in steam.
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A method of separating a substance that is in solution from its solvent or of separating a liquid from a mixture of liquids having different boiling points. The liquid to be separated is evaporated (as by boiling), and its vapor is then collected after it condenses. Distillation is used to separate fresh water from a salt solution and gasoline from petroleum. &diamf3; The condensed vapor, which is the purified liquid, is called the distillate.
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The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops.
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That which falls in drops.

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The substance extracted by distilling.

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Origin of distillation

  • From Latin distillātiō, distillātiōnem.

    From Wiktionary