- obtained or produced by distillation.
Origin of distilled
- to subject to a process of vaporization and subsequent condensation, as for purification or concentration.
- to extract the volatile components of by distillation; transform by distillation.
- to concentrate, purify, or obtain by or as by distillation: to distill whiskey from mash.
- to remove by distillation (usually followed by off or out): to distill out impurities.
- to extract the essential elements of; refine; abstract: She managed to distill her ideas into one succinct article.
- to let fall in drops; give forth in or as in drops: The cool of the night distills the dew.
Origin of distill
Related Wordsinfuse, extract, refine, condense, trim, drop, rectify, cook, cut, vaporize, rarefy, ferment, precipitate, express, evaporate, clarify, concentrate, press, dribble, sublimate
Examples from the Web for distilled
The malted barley, yeast, and water are cooked, fermented, and distilled exactly the same.How Much Do Whisky Casks Really Affect Taste?
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He has distilled that business to a single three-letter word: how.How One Lawsuit Shows What’s Wrong With America
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Quality-minded producers call their beverage “qualitsbrand” if it is made only from distilled fruit.
One hundred kilograms of rowanberries produce only one liter and a half of distilled liquor.
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She is the living, distilled essence of Conservative mothers.The Coryston Family
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There are other waters which are called juices and are distilled through plants.Timaeus
Solinski released his grip, snatched a bottle of distilled water and swung.The End of Time
After this, do not add anything but distilled water to the battery solution.
Immerse the negatives in distilled water for ten to twelve hours.
- to subject to or undergo distillationSee 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 distillationto distil whisky
- to exude or give off (a substance) in drops or small quantities
- (tr) to extract the essence of as if by distillation
Word Origin and History for distilled
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.
- To subject a substance to distillation.
- To separate a distillate by distillation.
- To increase the concentration of, separate, or purify a substance by distillation.