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VERB (5)

1. remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation;
- Example: "purify the water"
[syn: purify, sublimate, make pure, distill]

2. undergo the process of distillation;
[syn: distill, distil]

3. extract by the process of distillation;
- Example: "distill the essence of this compound"
[syn: distill, extract, distil]

4. undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops;
- Example: "water condenses"
- Example: "The acid distills at a specific temperature"
[syn: condense, distill, distil]

5. give off (a liquid);
- Example: "The doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound"
[syn: distill, distil]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. & v., Instill.] [Written also distil.] 1. To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle. [1913 Webster] Soft showers distilled, and suns grew warm in vain. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To flow gently, or in a small stream. [1913 Webster] The Euphrates distilleth out of the mountains of Armenia. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 3. To practice the art of distillation. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 distillation; to subject to a process of evaporation and subsequent condensation; to extract by distillation, as spirits, essential oil, etc.; to rectify; as, to distill brandy from wine; to distill alcoholic spirits from grain; to distill essential oils from flowers, etc.; to distill fresh water from sea water. "Distilling odors on me." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. To subject to distillation; as, to distill molasses in making rum; to distill barley, rye, corn, etc. [1913 Webster] 4. To dissolve or melt. [R.] [1913 Webster] Swords by the lightning's subtle force distilled. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 5. to extract out and present the essence of; to shorten and refine; to present the essential elements of; -- of ideas or texts. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

distill v 1: remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water" [syn: purify, sublimate, make pure, distill] 2: undergo the process of distillation [syn: distill, distil] 3: extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound" [syn: distill, extract, distil] 4: undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; "water condenses"; "The acid distills at a specific temperature" [syn: condense, distill, distil] 5: give off (a liquid); "The doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound" [syn: distill, distil]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "distill": aerate, aerify, atomize, boil, bolt, bootleg, brew, carbonate, chlorinate, clarify, clear, concentrate, condense, decoct, decrassify, depurate, dribble, drip, dripple, drop, edulcorate, elute, emit, essentialize, etherify, etherize, evaporate, exhale, express, extract, filter, filtrate, fluidize, fractionate, fume, fumigate, gasify, give off, gurgle, hydrogenate, infuse, leach, leak, leak out, lixiviate, melt down, moonlight, moonshine, narrow, oversimplify, oxygenate, percolate, perfume, press out, purify, rectify, reduce, reduce to elements, reek, refine, render, screen, seep, seethe, send out, separate, sieve, sift, simmer, simplify, smoke, soak, spiritualize, spray, spurtle, steam, steep, stew, strain, streamline, strip down, sublimate, sublime, sweat, trickle, trill, try, vaporize, volatilize, weep, winnow, wring, wring out