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fractional distillation

noun [U] uk   /ˌfræk.ʃən.əl.dɪs.tɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ specialized us  
the chemical process of separating different substances that have different boiling points by heating a liquid mixture until it turns into gas and then cooling and collecting each substance separately
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