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Noun1.Distillment - the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vaporsdistillment - 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"
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Sleeping within my orchard, My custom always of the afternoon, Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole With juice of cursed hebona in a vial, And in the porches of my ears did pour The leperous distillment, whose effect Holds such an enmity with blood of man That swift as quicksilver it courses through The natural gates and alleys of the body, And with sudden vigor it doth posset And curd, like eager droppings into milk, The thin and wholesome blood.
In Hamlet ears are the fragile body's portals: old Hamlet describes his death as caused by the "leprous distillment" his brother poured into "the porches of [his] ears" (1.5.64, 63).
The leprous distillment being poured in his ears is the more likely to be the real goods, he thinks, if the poisoner wishes to remain concealed.