Origin of distillation
Related formsdis·til·la·to·ry [dih-stil-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈstɪl əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, dis·til·la·tive [dih-stil-uh-tiv] /dɪˈstɪl ə tɪv/, adjectivenon·dis·til·la·tion, nounre·dis·til·la·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for distillation
Desert Golfing is the distillation of Angry Birds into its purest essence.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the copper performs another important function: working as a catalyst in the distillation process.
The low wine then goes through a second distillation phase in a smaller spirit still—but more on that in a moment.
To produce deliciously smooth drams of single malt, the region has refined the ancient art of distillation.
They brag that they focus their “complete attention on executing each step of the distillation process.”Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana|Eric Felten|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The process of distillation, as carried on in the distilleries of Great Britain, may be divided into four general operations, viz.
The crude petroleum is purified by distillation, and is then free from colour, but retains its peculiar penetrating odour.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
In both cases the distillation was not carried to completion, approximately only about half of the volume being distilled over.
By distillation, this yields a liquid, very similar to rum, called by the Mexicans mescal.
Resinous matter mixed with volatile oil is easily detected, being left in the alembic after distillation.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for distillation
Derived Formsdistillatory, adjective
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In chemistry, the separating of the constituents of a liquid by boiling it and then condensing the vapor that results. Distillation can be used to purify water or other substances, or to remove one component from a complex mixture, as when gasoline is distilled from crude oil or alcohol from a mash. When water is purified by distillation, it is boiled in a container, and the steam is sent into cooling tubes. The steam is condensed and then collected as purified water in a second container. The impurities in the water are left behind in the first container and can be discarded.