vacuum distillation

  1. a process of distillation employing a vacuum that by lowering the pressure on a liquid allows volatilization at a lower temperature than normal.

Origin of vacuum distillation

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby vacuum distillation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vacuum distillation in a sentence

  • In vacuum distillation, the operation is begun without the use of vacuum.

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British Dictionary definitions for vacuum distillation

vacuum distillation

  1. distillation in which the liquid distilled is enclosed at a low pressure in order to reduce its boiling point

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