Distillation Definition

dĭstə-lāshən
noun
The evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification.
The distillation of water.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
Anything distilled; distillate.
Webster's New World

The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops.

Wiktionary
That which falls in drops.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Distillation

Noun

Singular:
distillation
Plural:
distillations

Origin of Distillation

  • From Latin distillātiō, distillātiōnem.

    From Wiktionary

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