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Verb: distil (distilled,distilling)  di'stil
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: distill)
  1. (chemistry) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    "distil the water";
    - purify, sublimate, make pure, distill [N. Amer]
     
  2. (chemistry) undergo the process of distillation
    - distill [N. Amer]
     
  3. (chemistry) purify or isolate using distillation
    "distil the essence of this compound";
    - distill [N. Amer], extract
     
  4. Undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
    - condense, distill [N. Amer]
     
  5. Give off (a liquid)
    "The doctor distiled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound";
    - distill [N. Amer]
     
  6. Make more concise
    - digest, condense, concentrate, distill [N. Amer]

Derived forms: distils, distilling

Type of: abbreviate, abridge, ameliorate, amend, better, change, contract, create, cut, exudate, exude, flux, foreshorten, improve, liquefy, liquify, make, meliorate, mend, ooze, ooze out, reduce, shorten, transude

Encyclopedia: Distil