[ dih-stil ]
/ dɪˈstɪl /

verb (used with or without object), dis·tilled, dis·til·ling. Chiefly British.

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British Dictionary definitions for distil


US distill

/ (dɪsˈtɪl) /

verb -tils, -tills, -tilling or -tilled

to subject to or undergo distillationSee also rectify (def. 2)
(sometimes foll by out or off) to purify, separate, or concentrate, or be purified, separated, or concentrated by distillation
to obtain or be obtained by distillationto distil whisky
to exude or give off (a substance) in drops or small quantities
(tr) to extract the essence of as if by distillation

Derived forms of distil

distillable, adjective

Word Origin for distil

C14: from Latin dēstillāre to distil, from de- + stillāre to drip
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