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distillation (natural process)

Definition:

the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors

Class:

process noun (natural processes)

Related to:

distill

Plural:

distillations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

distillment

Etymology:

"process of distilling", from Late Latin distillationem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of distillation...

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)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Distillation

Random House Dictionary:

distillation | distillment [archaic] | distilment [archaic, British]

the volatilization or evaporation and subsequent condensation of a liquid, ... | the purification or concentration of a substance, the obtaining of ... (21 of 83 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/distillation

Wiktionary:

distillment | distillments [plural] | distillation [synonym]

The extract produced by distillation. (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/distillment

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

distillation

The evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification | The extraction of the volatile components of a ... (23 of 60 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/distillation

New World Dictionary:

distillation

a distilling; specifically, the process of first heating a mixture to ... | anything distilled; distillate (15 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/distillation

Collins Dictionary:

distillation | distillate [sense-specific] | distillatory [adjective, derived]

the act, process, or product of distilling | the process of evaporating or boiling a liquid and condensing its vapour | purification or separation of ... (23 of 527 words, 6 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

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

Oxford Dictionary:

distillation

the action of purifying a liquid by a process of heating and cooling | the extraction of the essential meaning or most important aspects of something (25 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/distillation

Merriam-Webster:

distillation | distillate [sense-specific, synonym]

the process of purifying a liquid by successive evaporation and condensation ; a process like distillation ; also, an instance of such distilling | ... (23 of 54 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

activity [entry 1]

when a lot of things are happening or people are moving around (12 of 52 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

activity [entry 2]

the work of a group or organization to achieve an aim (11 of 29 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/activity 2

activity [entry 3]

something that is done for enjoyment, especially an organized event (10 of 37 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/activity 3

Encarta Dictionary:

distillation | distillations [plural] | distillatory [adjective, derived]

the process of separating, concentrating, or purifying liquid by boiling it ... | something that consists of the essential points, aspects, or ... (21 of 79 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605446​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Online Etymology:

distillation

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "process of distilling", from Late Latin distillationem (nominative distillatio), noun of action from past participle stem of ... (20 of 28 etymology words)

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

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

distillation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "distillation"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

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

Audio: British English pronunciation of "distillation"

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

Macmillan American Dictionary:

distill [intransitive/transitive] | distillation [singular] | distillations [plural] | distilled [past tense] | distilling [present participle] | distills [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "distillation"

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

distil [entry 1] | -ll- [past tense]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "distillation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "distillation"

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

the Free Dictionary:

distillation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "distillation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "distillation"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "distillation" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/distillation

Google Dictionary:

distillation | distillations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "distillation"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

distillation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "distillation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=distil​03 word=distillation

YourDictionary Audio:

distillation

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/distillation

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