verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- distillation column,
Origin of distill
Examples from the Web for distill
The Internet was created, it often seems, to distill complex political issues into not-so-complex memes.
"As long as we distill less than around two-hundred liters per month, the government doesn't seem to mind," he says.
Next, Murillo opens a bottle of their Special Edition, which they distill every six months on the solstice.
The Empress added a special clause for land-owning farmers, who were allowed to distill up to three hundred liters.What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps|Jordan Salcito|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I want to see what happens when I distill wild mushrooms that I foraged in the park,” said Grasse.Art in the Age: Ex-Ad Man Steven Grasse’s Wonderfully Weird Spirits|Jace Lacob|August 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He held that it was wrong to distill grape or grain products "too far," until there was nothing left but the alcohol.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
A blade of grass is a mystery, if men would but distill it out.School Reading by Grades|James Baldwin
Old Tom Talbot, the grandfather, built the first brandy distillery in the state in order to distill brandy from beets.Selina|George Madden Martin
Why do you distill into the heart of the man you term your friend all the bitterness that infects your own?Ten Years Later|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The one we killed at Kolobeng continued to distill clear poison from the fangs for hours after its head was cut off.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
also distil, late 14c., from Old French distiller (14c.), from Latin distillare "trickle down in minute drops," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + stillare "to drip, drop," from stilla "drop." Related: Distilled; distilling.