distill


distill
verb
1. remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation (Freq. 3)
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purify the water

Syn: ↑purify, ↑sublimate, ↑make pure
Derivationally related forms:
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑better, ↑improve, ↑amend, ↑ameliorate, ↑meliorate
Hyponyms: ↑refine, ↑rectify, ↑purge
Verb Group: ↑distil
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. undergo the process of distillation (Freq. 3)
Syn: ↑distil
Derivationally related forms: ↑distillate, ↑distillment, ↑distillation, ↑distillery
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑change
Verb Group: ↑extract, ↑distil, ↑purify, ↑sublimate, ↑make pure
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

3. extract by the process of distillation (Freq. 1)
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distill the essence of this compound

Syn: ↑extract, ↑distil
Derivationally related forms: ↑extractible (for: ↑extract), ↑extraction (for: ↑extract), ↑distillate, ↑distillation, ↑distillery
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑make, ↑create
Hyponyms: ↑moonshine
Verb Group: ↑distil
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

4. undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
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water condenses

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The acid distills at a specific temperature

Syn: ↑condense, ↑distil
Derivationally related forms: ↑distillate, ↑condensation (for: ↑condense), ↑condensate (for: ↑condense)
Hypernyms: ↑liquefy, ↑flux, ↑liquify
Verb Group: ↑condense
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

5. give off (a liquid)
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The doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound

Syn: ↑distil
Hypernyms: ↑exude, ↑exudate, ↑transude, ↑ooze out, ↑ooze
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Distill — Dis*till , v. t. 1. To let fall or send down in drops. [1913 Webster] Or o er the glebe distill the kindly rain. Pope. [1913 Webster] The dew which on the tender grass The evening had distilled. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. To obtain by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distill — or distil [di stil′] vi. distilled, distilling [ME distillen < OFr distiller < L distillare, for destillare, to trickle down < de , down + stillare, to drop < stilla, a drop: see STONE] 1. to fall in drops; trickle; drip 2. to undergo …   English World dictionary

  • Distill — Dis*till , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Distilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distilling}.] [F. distiller, from L. destillare, destillatum; de + stillare to drop, stilla a drop, prob. fr. stiria frozen drop, icicle; prob. akin to stare, E. stand. Cf. {Still}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distill — I verb boil down, clarify, concentrate, condense, decoct, destillare, draw forth, draw out, draw out the essence, drop, expel, extract, filtrate, filter, free from extraneous matter, press out, purify by removing the foreign and nonessential,… …   Law dictionary

  • distill — also distil, late 14c., from O.Fr. distiller (14c.), from L. distillare trickle down in minute drops, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + stillare to drip, drop, from stilla drop. Related: Distilled; distilling …   Etymology dictionary

  • distill — [v] make pure; draw out something boil down, brew, clarify, concentrate, condense, cook, cut, cut down, cut to the bone*, dribble, drip, drop, evaporate, express, extract, ferment, get to the meat*, infuse, precipitate, press, press out, purify,… …   New thesaurus

  • distill — also distil verb (distilled; distilling) Etymology: Middle English distillen, from Anglo French distiller, from Late Latin distillare, alteration of Latin destillare, from de + stillare to drip, from stilla drop Date: 14th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • distill — distillable, adj. /di stil /, v.t. 1. to subject to a process of vaporization and subsequent condensation, as for purification or concentration. 2. to extract the volatile components of by distillation; transform by distillation. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • distillə — <lat.> xüs. Mayeləri qaynadaraq əsas tərkib hissələrinə ayırmaqla təmizləmə, saflaşdırma; təqtir. Suyu distillə et mək. – Hərgah maye bərk maddənin məhsulu şəklindədirsə, onu ayırmaq üçün distillə üsulundan istifadə edirlər. M. Mövsümzadə …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

  • distill — v. (D; tr.) to distill from (to distill whiskey from grain) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • distill — dis|till distil [dıˈstıl] v past tense and past participle distilled present participle distilling [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: distiller, from Latin stillare to fall in drops ] 1.) to make a liquid such as water or alcohol more… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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