- to distill again from the same or a similar substance, as by pouring a distilled liquid back upon the matter remaining in the vessel, or upon another mass of similar matter.
Origin of cohobate
1635–45; < New Latin cohobātus (past participle of cohobāre), equivalent to kohob repetition (Paracelsian term, perhaps < dialectal Arabic kaʿab second) + -ātus -ate1
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Historical Examples of cohobated
In this manner he cohobated and distilled his Spirit twenty times, with the same Salt.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
- (tr) pharmacol to redistil (a distillate), esp by allowing it to mingle with the remaining matter
Word Origin for cohobate
C17: from New Latin cohobāre, perhaps from Arabic ka`aba to repeat an action
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