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vacuum distillation

noun, Chemistry.
a process of distillation employing a vacuum that by lowering the pressure on a liquid allows volatilization at a lower temperature than normal.
Origin of vacuum distillation
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In vacuum distillation, the operation is begun without the use of vacuum.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
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vacuum distillation

distillation in which the liquid distilled is enclosed at a low pressure in order to reduce its boiling point
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