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dis·till

also dis·til  (dĭ-stĭl′)
v. dis·tilled, dis·till·ing, dis·tills also dis·tilled or dis·til·ling or dis·tils
v.tr.
1. To subject (a substance) to distillation.
2. To separate (a distillate) by distillation.
3. To increase the concentration of, separate, or purify by or as if by distillation.
4. To separate or extract the essential elements of: distill the crucial points of the book.
5. To exude or give off (matter) in drops or small quantities.
v.intr.
1. To undergo or be produced by distillation.
2. To fall or exude in drops or small quantities.

[Middle English distillen, from Old French distiller, from Latin distillāre, variant of dēstillāre, to trickle : dē-, de- + stillāre, to drip (from stilla, drop).]

dis·till′a·ble adj.

dis•till

(dɪˈstɪl)

v.t.
1. to subject to a process of vaporization and subsequent condensation, as for purification or concentration.
2. to extract volatile components from or transform by distillation.
3. to concentrate, purify, or separate by or as if by distillation.
4. to extract the essential elements of.
v.i.
5. to undergo or perform distillation.
6. to drop, pass, or condense as a distillate.
7. to fall in drops; trickle.
[1325–75; Middle English (< Anglo-French distiller) < Latin distillāre, variant of dēstillāre to trickle down, distill =dē- de- + stillāre to drip]
dis•till′a•ble, adj.

distill


Past participle: distilled
Gerund: distilling

Imperative
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distill
Present
I distill
you distill
he/she/it distills
we distill
you distill
they distill
Preterite
I distilled
you distilled
he/she/it distilled
we distilled
you distilled
they distilled
Present Continuous
I am distilling
you are distilling
he/she/it is distilling
we are distilling
you are distilling
they are distilling
Present Perfect
I have distilled
you have distilled
he/she/it has distilled
we have distilled
you have distilled
they have distilled
Past Continuous
I was distilling
you were distilling
he/she/it was distilling
we were distilling
you were distilling
they were distilling
Past Perfect
I had distilled
you had distilled
he/she/it had distilled
we had distilled
you had distilled
they had distilled
Future
I will distill
you will distill
he/she/it will distill
we will distill
you will distill
they will distill
Future Perfect
I will have distilled
you will have distilled
he/she/it will have distilled
we will have distilled
you will have distilled
they will have distilled
Future Continuous
I will be distilling
you will be distilling
he/she/it will be distilling
we will be distilling
you will be distilling
they will be distilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been distilling
you have been distilling
he/she/it has been distilling
we have been distilling
you have been distilling
they have been distilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been distilling
you will have been distilling
he/she/it will have been distilling
we will have been distilling
you will have been distilling
they will have been distilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been distilling
you had been distilling
he/she/it had been distilling
we had been distilling
you had been distilling
they had been distilling
Conditional
I would distill
you would distill
he/she/it would distill
we would distill
you would distill
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Past Conditional
I would have distilled
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he/she/it would have distilled
we would have distilled
you would have distilled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.distill - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillationdistill - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
distill, distil - undergo the process of distillation
rectify, refine - reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"
purge - rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"
2.distill - undergo the process of distillation
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
distil, distill, extract - extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound"
distill, make pure, purify, sublimate - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
3.distill - extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
moonshine - distill (alcohol) illegally; produce moonshine
distill, distil - undergo the process of distillation
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
4.distill - undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; "water condenses"; "The acid distills at a specific temperature"
condense - develop due to condensation; "All our planets condensed out of the same material"
condense - remove water from; "condense the milk"
flux, liquify, liquefy - become liquid or fluid when heated; "the frozen fat liquefied"
5.distill - give off (a liquid); "The doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound"
exudate, exude, ooze out, transude, ooze - release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"

distill

verb
To fall or let fall in drops of liquid:
Translations
tislata

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·till

v. destilar, crear vapor por medio de calor.
References in classic literature ?
It came, as I later discovered, not from an animal, as there is only one mammal on Mars and that one very rare indeed, but from a large plant which grows practically without water, but seems to distill its plentiful supply of milk from the products of the soil, the moisture of the air, and the rays of the sun.
"Ridiculous!" replied Tom Hunter, whittling with his bowie-knife the arms of his easy chair; "but if that be the case there, all that is left for us is to plant tobacco and distill whale-oil."
And there in a little hen- house Raleigh amused himself by making experiments in chemistry, and discovering among other things how to distill fresh water from salt water.
Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books, else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things.
famished upon the sifted meal and distilled water of a prudish purveyance.
They are cold, and seek warmth from distilled waters: they are inflamed, and seek coolness from frozen spirits; they are all sick and sore through public opinion.
Quite different from Lake Asphaltite, whose depression is twelve hundred feet below the sea, it contains considerable salt, and one quarter of the weight of its water is solid matter, its specific weight being 1,170, and, after being distilled, 1,000.
We have seen him, more successful under the name of Jacob than under that of Isaac, gain the friendship of Gryphus, which for several months he cultivated by means of the best Genievre ever distilled from the Texel to Antwerp, and he lulled the suspicion of the jealous turnkey by holding out to him the flattering prospect of his designing to marry Rosa.
But there are many other circumstances which evince that what I have alleged is the true cause of the motion of the blood: thus, in the first place, the difference that is observed between the blood which flows from the veins, and that from the arteries, can only arise from this, that being rarefied, and, as it were, distilled by passing through the heart, it is thinner, and more vivid, and warmer immediately after leaving the heart, in other words, when in the arteries, than it was a short time before passing into either, in other words, when it was in the veins; and if attention be given, it will be found that this difference is very marked only in the neighborhood of the heart; and is not so evident in parts more remote from it.
Persuasion distilled from his mildly-curling lips; and, shabby as he was, perennial flowers of courtesy bloomed all over him from head to foot.
What hatred she distills! Motionless, with her burning and fixed glances, in her solitary apartment, how well the outbursts of passion which at times escape from the depths of her chest with her respiration, accompany the sound of the surf which rises, growls, roars, and breaks itself like an eternal and powerless despair against the rocks on which is built this dark and lofty castle!
Far different from their condition among many rude nations, where the women are made to perform all the work while their ungallant lords and masters lie buried in sloth, the gentle sex in the valley of Typee were exempt from toil, if toil it might be called that, even in the tropical climate, never distilled one drop of perspiration.