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distillation
simple distillation of water

dis·til·la·tion

 (dĭs′tə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification: the distillation of water.
2. The extraction of the volatile components of a mixture by the condensation and collection of the vapors that are produced as the mixture is heated: petroleum distillation.
3. A distillate.

distillation

(ˌdɪstɪˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (Chemistry) the act, process, or product of distilling
2. (Brewing) the act, process, or product of distilling
3. (Chemistry) the process of evaporating or boiling a liquid and condensing its vapour
4. (Chemistry) purification or separation of mixture by using different evaporation rates or boiling points of their components. See also fractional distillation
5. (Chemistry) the process of obtaining the essence or an extract of a substance, usually by heating it in a solvent
6. (Chemistry) another name for distillate1
7. a concentrated essence
disˈtillatory adj

dis•til•la•tion

(ˌdɪs tlˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the process of heating, evaporating, and subsequently condensing a liquid.
2. the purification or concentration of a substance or the separation of one substance from another by such a process.
4. the act of distilling or the state of being distilled.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]

dis·til·la·tion

(dĭs′tə-lā′shən)
A method of separating a substance that is in solution from its solvent or of separating a liquid from a mixture of liquids having different boiling points. The liquid to be separated is evaporated (as by boiling), and its vapor is then collected after it condenses. Distillation is used to separate fresh water from a salt solution and gasoline from petroleum. ♦ The condensed vapor, which is the purified liquid, is called the distillate.

distillation

A process in which a solution (or a mixture of liquids whose boiling points are widely differing) is heated to a particular temperature to produce a vapor. This vapor is condensed, forming a pure liquid (the distillate) which has a single boiling point.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distillation - the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vaporsdistillation - the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
2.distillation - a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure

distillation

noun
1. essence, extract, elixir, spirit, quintessence a distillation of the blooms of the Cananga Odorata tree
2. distilling, processing, refining, purification, filtration Stronger beverages are produced by distillation.
Translations
تَقْطير
destilace
destillation
lepár lás
eiming; áfengisgerî
destilácia
damıt ma

distillation

[ˌdɪstɪˈleɪʃən] Ndestilación f

distillation

[ˌdɪstɪˈleɪʃən] n
[whisky, water] → distillation f
(from plant) [oil, liquid] → distillation f
[thoughts, ideas, experiences] → condensé mdistilled water neau f déminéralisée, eau f distillée

distillation

n
(Chem etc: = act) → Destillation f; (of whisky etc also)Brennen nt; (= product)Destillat nt
(fig: = act) → Verarbeitung f; (= product)Destillat nt

distillation

[ˌdɪstɪˈleɪʃn] ndistillazione f

distil

(diˈstil) (American) distillpast tense, past participle diˈstilled verb
1. to get (a liquid) in a pure state by heating to steam or a vapour and cooling again.
2. to obtain alcoholic spirit from anything by this method. Whisky is distilled from barley.
ˌdistilˈlation noun
diˈstiller noun
a person or firm that distils and makes spirits. a firm of whisky-distillers.
diˈstilleryplural diˈstilleries noun
a place where distilling (of whisky, brandy etc) is done.

dis·til·la·tion

n. destilación.
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