Chiefly British. a variant of distill.
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How to use distil in a sentence
Not to mention singani, Bolivia’s uniquely delicious brandy distilled from moscatel grapes.To court socially minded millennials, some wineries are investing in more than grapes | Dave McIntyre | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Whether brined or distilled, fermented or cured, her recipes prove the point.Take a culinary journey with these new travel-inspired cookbooks | Jen Rose Smith | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Seawater was distilled each day for drinking and shower water.How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters - Issue 94: Evolving | Steve Weiner | December 30, 2020 | Nautilus
For the sake of clarity, because layering for sub-zero temperatures is pretty complicated, the following information will be distilled via a handy question-and-answer format.Staying safe this winter means a lot of time outside. Here’s how to stay warm. | Rebecca Jennings | November 30, 2020 | Vox
To study the traveling salesperson problem, the researchers distilled a map of cities down to a polynomial that had one variable for each edge between cities, and one term for each tree that could connect all the cities.Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record | Erica Klarreich | October 8, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
I was left alone to refine and distil my art for decades, paring things down to their essence.
Sad faery blossoms secret scents distil In trackless solitudes; nor ever will The lone anemone her lover find!Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
The gas liberated passes into the alcohol, causing the ether to distil in a gentle stream.
distil off most of the spirit, and evaporate residue in a water bath to pilular consistence.
He appeared the living representative of that fear-stricken island tree whose trembling leaves distil a sympathetic dew.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various
Place in a distilling flask, and distil in a linseed oil or a paraffin bath till 30 cc.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
British Dictionary definitions for distil
to subject to or undergo distillation: See 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 distillation: to distil whisky
to exude or give off (a substance) in drops or small quantities
(tr) to extract the essence of as if by distillation
- distillable, adjective
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