distill

[ dih-stil ]
/ dɪˈstɪl /
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verb (used with object), dis·tilled, dis·til·ling.

verb (used without object), dis·tilled, dis·til·ling.

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Also especially British, dis·til .

Origin of distill

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

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Medical definitions for distill

distill
[ dĭ-stĭl ]

v.

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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