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distillation

[ dis-tl-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF distillation

Synonyms for distillation

  • purification
  • cleansing
  • refining
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Yes, but not exhaustion, for I was only able to perform the distillation once.

This represents the process of distillation of country liquor.

It boils at about 950° and can therefore be purified by distillation.

These two compounds are gases and are formed in the distillation of wood and bones.

They are separated by distillation at different temperatures.

The Cabinet is, as it were, a distillation of Parliament, just as Parliament itself is a distillation of the country.

I then placed the salt in a small retort for distillation, as is described in 32.

From this by a process of distillation is obtained resin and spirits of turpentine.

They are extensively employed by confectioners, and also for distillation.

Might not the residue of the distillation of my vinous liquor have the same acidity?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "process of distilling," from Late Latin distillationem (nominative distillatio), noun of action from past participle stem of distillare (see distill). Meaning "product of distilling" is from 1590s.

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