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distil

verb [T usually passive] (INFORMATION)    /dɪˈstɪl/ (-ll-) literary
to get or show only the most important part of something: Over 80 hours of footage have been distilled into these 40 minutes.Summaries and summarisingAccounts and stories distillation     /ˌdɪs.tɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] Spirits and distillingSummaries and summarisingAccounts and stories
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