[ dih-stild ]
/ dɪˈstɪld /


obtained or produced by distillation.

Origin of distilled

1425–75; late Middle English. See distill, -ed2

Related forms

un·dis·tilled, adjective

Definition for distilled (2 of 3)


[ dih-stil ]
/ dɪˈstɪl /

verb (used with or without object), dis·tilled, dis·til·ling. Chiefly British.

Definition for distilled (3 of 3)


[ 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

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for distilled


US distill

/ (dɪsˈtɪl) /

verb -tils, -tills, -tilling or -tilled

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

Derived Forms

distillable, adjective

Word Origin for distil

C14: from Latin dēstillāre to distil, from de- + stillāre to drip
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Medicine definitions for distilled


[ 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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