Meaning of “distil” in the English Dictionary

"distil" in British English

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-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.
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)