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- v. Subject a substance to distillation; .
- v. Undergo or be produced by distillation.
- v. Make by means of distillation, especially whisky.
- v. Exude in small drops.
- v. Impart in small quantities.
- v. Extract the essence of; concentrate; purify.
- v. Trickle down or fall in small drops; ooze out.
- v. Be manifested gently or gradually.
- v. Drip or be wet with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. See distill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
- v. give off (a liquid)
- v. extract by the process of distillation
- v. undergo the process of distillation
The dew of the Spirit, which God and God only, can give, can freshen our worn and drooping souls, can give joy in sorrow, can keep us from being touched by surrounding evils, and from being parched by surrounding drought, can silently 'distil' its supplies of strength according to our need into our else dry hearts.
"distil" 60% investment grade out of your "pool" (that's the good stuff), well add some CDS and run an algorithm and that could go up to 85%.
The desert plants used to distil tequila could cut emissions from transport by providing an important new biofuel crop, according to new research.
Between short scenes – aiming presumably to distil the essence of Faulks's novel but actually stripping it of atmosphere and verve – swathes of prose are just read out.
Great post, Mary – good way to collate and distil some marvellous ideas!
I guess I can distil it down to a few pieces of good advice:
You go through so many phases and then really try to distil all of that down into a potent sound and approach to the instrument.
In "Banker to the World," Mr. Rhodes tries to distil the "leadership lessons" he has learned from his remarkable career on the "front lines of global finance."
As a character, Redzepi seems to distil the essence of what we currently think of as "best": there is nothing fussy or flamboyant about him; he is the opposite of what you'd think of as the Michelin "personality".
Thanks to André Breton, Miró finds surrealismOnly two years after he painted The Farm, Miró was spending more time back in Catalonia, trying out ways to distil the essence of his Catalan identity still further.