vacuum distillation


noun Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. vacuum brake,
  2. vacuum casting,
  3. vacuum cleaner,
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  6. vacuum drying,
  7. vacuum energy,
  8. vacuum flask,
  9. vacuum fluctuation,
  10. vacuum forming

Origin of vacuum distillation

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for vacuum distillation

vacuum distillation

noun

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