Distill

Definition of Distill

Dis`till´
v. i.1.To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle.
[imp. & p. p. Distilled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Distilling.]
2.To flow gently, or in a small stream.
The Euphrates distilleth out of the mountains of Armenia.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
3.To practice the art of distillation.
v. t.1.To let fall or send down in drops.
Or o'er the glebe distill the kindly rain.
- Pope.
The dew which on the tender grass
The evening had distilled.
- Drayton.
2.To obtain by distillation; to subject to a process of evaporation and subsequent condensation; to extract by distillation, as spirits, essential oil, etc.; to rectify; as, to distill brandy from wine; to distill alcoholic spirits from grain; to distill essential oils from flowers, etc.; to distill fresh water from sea water.
3.To subject to distillation; as, to distill molasses in making rum; to distill barley, rye, corn, etc.
4.To dissolve or melt.
Swords by the lightning's subtle force distilled.
- Addison.
5.to extract out and present the essence of; to shorten and refine; to present the essential elements of; - of ideas or texts.

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