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distilverb

-ll- mainly UK US usually distill uk   /dɪˈstɪl/ us   /dɪˈstɪl/
  • distil verb (LIQUID)

[T] to make a liquid stronger or purer by heating it until it changes to a gas and then cooling it so that it changes back into a liquid: Some strong alcoholic drinks such as whisky are made by distilling.
  • distil verb (INFORMATION)

[T usually passive] formal to get or show only the most important part of something: Over 80 hours of footage have been distilled into these 40 minutes.
distillation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌdɪs.tɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌdɪs.təˈleɪ.ʃən/
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Translations of “distil”
in Vietnamese chảy nhỏ giọt, chưng cất…
in Spanish destilar…
in Malaysian suling, menyuling…
in Thai กลั่น, สกัด…
in French distiller…
in German destillieren, brennen (aus)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 蒸餾…
in Russian дистиллировать…
in Turkish damıtmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 蒸馏…
in Indonesian menyuling…
in Polish destylować…
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