[ dih-stil ]
/ dɪˈstɪl /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of distill

1325–75; Middle English distillen (< Anglo-French distiller) < Latin distillāre, variant of dēstillāre, equivalent to dē- de- + stillāre to drip

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Medicine definitions for distill


[ dĭ-stĭl ]


To subject a substance to distillation.
To separate a distillate by distillation.
To increase the concentration of, separate, or purify a substance by distillation.

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