from The Century Dictionary.

  • To drop; fall in drops.
  • To flow in a small stream; trickle.
  • To use a still; practise distillation.
  • To let fall in drops; dispense by drops; hence, to shed or impart in small portions or degrees.
  • To subject to the process of distillation; rectify; purify: as, to distil water.
  • To obtain or extract by the process of distillation: as, to distil brandy from wine; to distil whisky.
  • To use as a basis of distillation; extract the spirit or essence from: as, to distil grain or plants.
  • To dissolve or melt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb See distill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive Subject a substance to distillation; .
  • verb intransitive Undergo or be produced by distillation.
  • verb transitive Make by means of distillation, especially whisky.
  • verb transitive Exude in small drops.
  • verb transitive Impart in small quantities.
  • verb transitive Extract the essence of; concentrate; purify.
  • verb intransitive Trickle down or fall in small drops; ooze out.
  • verb intransitive Be manifested gently or gradually.
  • verb intransitive Drip or be wet with.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
  • verb give off (a liquid)
  • verb extract by the process of distillation
  • verb undergo the process of distillation


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From Old & modern French distiller, from Latin distillare


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