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fractional distillationnoun [U]

 /ˈfræk·ʃə·nəl ˌdɪs·təlˈeɪ·ʃən/
chemistry the ​process of separating ​parts of a ​liquid by ​heating it ​gradually so that different ​partsbecomegas, ​rise up, then ​turn back into ​liquid that can be ​collected as they ​cool
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