[ US /dɪˈstɪɫ/ ]
  1. undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
    water condenses
    The acid distills at a specific temperature
  2. undergo the process of distillation
  3. extract by the process of distillation
    distill the essence of this compound
  4. give off (a liquid)
    The doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound
  5. remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    purify the water
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How To Use distill In A Sentence

  • Distilled in the old Irish tradition this pure pot still single malt whiskey uses only the most natural Irish ingredients of barley and fresh spring water.
  • _ When a scirrhus affects any gland of no great extent or sensibility, it is, after a long period of time, liable to suppurate without inducing fever, like the indolent tumors of the conglobate or lymphatic glands above mentioned; whence collections of matter are often found after death both in men and other animals; as in the liver of swine, which have been fed with the grounds of fermented mixtures in the distilleries. Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life
  • Large deposits of frothy reddish-brown pyrolignic acid, or “wood vinegar,” as the men called it, had also been found, indicating, as Roebling said, “that a destructive distillation of wood had been going on.” The Great Bridge
  • The port is from Frey zinfandel grapes and the added brandy is distilled in a certified organic distillery from Frey chenin blanc grapes.
  • They expected gasoline stockpiles to drop 1.7 million barrels and distillate inventories to fall 300,000 barrels. Oil Falls, Awaits Obama
  • If you do use a portable humidifier (approximately 1 to 2 gallon tanks), be sure to empty its tank every day and refill with distilled or demineralized water, or even fresh tap water if the other types of water are unavailable.
  • This distillation is a rigorous expression of the particular knowledge that has been found most relevant. Archive 2007-07-01
  • The label reveals that it is distilled four times and has 5.5% more alcohol than the cheaper own-labels.
  • He returned to Brown-Forman in 1997 and became master distiller "upon the previous master distiller's retirement," in 2004. Distilling a Lifetime of Whiskey Knowledge
  • To them is due the discovery of antimony, sulphuric ether and phosphorus, the cupellation of gold and silver, the determining of the properties of saltpetre and its use in gunpowder, and the discovery of the distillation of essential oils. The Majesty of Calmness; individual problems and posibilities
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