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distilverb

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

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

[T usually passive] formal to get or show only the most ​importantpart 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/
(Definition of distil from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “distil”
in Spanish destilar…
in Vietnamese chảy nhỏ giọt, chưng cất…
in Malaysian suling, menyuling…
in Thai กลั่น, สกัด…
in French distiller…
in German destillieren, brennen (aus)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 蒸馏…
in Turkish damıtmak…
in Russian дистиллировать…
in Indonesian menyuling…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 蒸餾…
in Polish destylować…
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