Meaning of “distilled water” in the English Dictionary


"distilled water" in English

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distilled waternoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˌstɪld ˈwɔː.tər/ us /dɪˌstɪld ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Distilled water is very useful in many cases to ascertain whether paper has been scratched and partially sized or treated with resin. 
  • Hot distilled water may be taken in addition. 
  • Put in a saucepan with the cold distilled water, cover tightly, and boil for thirty minutes. 
  • The flask is then withdrawn and the acid diluted with about an equal volume of distilled water. 
  • Wash the filter with distilled water, collecting with the filtrate in a small flask. 

(Definition of “distilled water” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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