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distill (make)

Definition:

to extract by the process of distillation

Class:

change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

Past tense:

distilled

Present participle:

distilling

3rd-person singular present:

distills

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

moonshine

Usage example:

distill the essence of this compound

Synonyms:

distil [British spelling] | extract

Etymology:

also distil, from Old French distiller (14th century), from Latin distillare...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of distill...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Distillation

a method of separating mixtures based on differences in volatility of components in a boiling liquid mixture. Distillation is a unit operation, or a physical separation process, and not a chemical reaction. Commercially, distillation has a number of ... (38 of 6973 words, 15 images)

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Oxford Dictionary:

distill | distil [British] | distillatory [derived]

Syllabification: (disĀ·till) | purify (a liquid) by vaporizing it, then condensing it by cooling the vapor, and collecting the resulting liquid | make ... (21 of 203 words, 7 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/distill

Merriam-Webster:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distil | concentrate [synonym, sense-specific] | drip [synonym, sense-specific] | dribble [synonym, sense-specific] | drop [synonym, sense-specific] | trickle [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to let fall, exude, or precipitate in drops or in a wet mist | to subject to or transform by distillation ; to obtain by or as if by distillation ; to ... (31 of 200 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/distill

Random House Dictionary:

distill | distilled [British, abbreviation, past tense] | distilling [British, abbreviation, present participle]

to subject to a process of vaporization and subsequent condensation, as for purification or concentration. | to extract the volatile components of by ... (22 of 136 words, 10 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/distill

American Heritage Dictionary:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distills [3rd-person singular present] | distils [3rd-person singular present] | distil [sense-specific] | distillable [adjective, related]

To subject (a substance) to distillation. | To separate (a distillate) by distillation. | To increase the concentration of, separate, or purify by or ... (22 of 114 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/distill

New World Dictionary:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distil

to fall in drops; trickle; drip | to undergo distillation | to be produced as the essence of something | to cause or allow to fall in drops | to ... (26 of 107 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/distill

Macmillan British Dictionary:

distil [transitive] | distillation [singular] | distillations [plural] | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distils [3rd-person singular present]

[science] to make a liquid more pure by heating it until it becomes a gas ... | to produce a summary that contains only the most important ideas or ... (28 of 96 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/distil

Wiktionary:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distills [3rd-person singular present] | distil [British, sense-specific] | concentrate [synonym, sense-specific] | purify [synonym, sense-specific]

[transitive] To subject a substance to distillation. | [intransitive] To undergo or be produced by distillation. | [transitive] To make by means of distillation, especially whisky. | [transitive] To exude in small drops. | [transitive] To impart in... (34 of 73 words, 9 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/distill

Cambridge Dictionary:

distil [entry 1] | -ll- [past tense] | distill | distillation [noun, derived]

([United States] "distill") to make a liquid stronger or purer by heating it until it changes to a gas and then cooling it so that it changes back ... (28 of 56 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/distil 1

Collins Dictionary:

distil | distill [United States] | distillable [adjective, derived]

to subject to or undergo distillation "rectify" [sense-specific] | [sometimes followed by] out or off to purify, separate, or concentrate, or be ... (21 of 537 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/distil

Britannica Encyclopedia:

distillation [chemical process]

process involving the conversion of a liquid into vapour that is subsequently condensed back to liquid form. It's exemplified at its simplest when ... (23 of 613 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/166098​/distillation

Columbia Encyclopedia:

distillation | destructive distillation | fractional distillation

process used to separate the substances composing a mixture. It involves a change of state, as of liquid to gas, and subsequent condensation. The ... (24 of 53 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0815646​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distil: distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distil: distilling [present participle] | distills [3rd-person singular present] | distil: distils [3rd-person singular present] | distils [3rd-person singular present] | distil

to produce alcoholic spirits using the process of boiling liquid and condensing its vapor | to purify a liquid by boiling it and then condensing its ... (25 of 143 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605444​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

distill

First use: late 14th century

Origin: also distil, from Old French distiller (14th century), from Latin distillare "trickle down in minute drops", from dis- ... (21 of 29 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=distill

New World Dictionary:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle]

Origin: Middle English distillen from Old French distiller from Latin distillare, for destillare, to trickle down from de-, ... (17 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/distill

Merriam-Webster:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distil

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English distillen, from Anglo-French distiller, from Late Latin distillare, alteration of Latin destillare, from ... (17 of 24 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/distill

American Heritage Dictionary:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distills [3rd-person singular present] | distils [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English distillen, from Old French distiller, from Latin distillāre, variant of dēstillāre, to trickle: ... (15 of 23 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/distill

Oxford Dictionary:

distill | distil [British]

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin distillare, variant of destillare, from de- "down, away" + stillare (from stilla "a drop")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/distill

Wiktionary:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distills [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old & modern French distiller, from Latin distillare

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/distill

distil | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distils [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Borrowing from Old French distiller, from Latin dēstillō, dēstillāre.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/distil

Collins Dictionary:

distil | distill [United States]

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin dēstillāre to distil, from de- + stillāre to drip

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/distil

Encarta Dictionary:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distil: distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distil: distilling [present participle] | distills [3rd-person singular present] | distil: distils [3rd-person singular present] | distils [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin distillare, alteration of destillare, literally "drip apart" from stillare "to drip" from stilla "drop"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605444​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

distil | distill [United States]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "distill"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/distil

Macmillan British Dictionary:

distill

Audio: British English pronunciation of "distill"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/distill

distil [transitive] | distillation [singular] | distillations [plural] | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distils [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "distil"

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the Free Dictionary:

distill

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "distill"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "distill"

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distil

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Google Dictionary:

distill | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distills [3rd-person singular present] | distils [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "distill"

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YourDictionary Audio:

distill

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "distill" by speech synthesizer

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Cambridge Dictionary:

distil [entry 1] | -ll- [past tense]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "distil"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "distil"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/distil 1

Macmillan American Dictionary:

distil

Audio: North American pronunciation of "distil"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/distil

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

distil

Audio: North American pronunciation of "distil"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=distil​01 word=distil

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