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fractional distillation


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Distillation to separate volatile chemical substances in which the products are collected in a series of separate fractions, each with a higher boiling point than the previous fraction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Fractional.
  • adj. a process of distillation so conducted that a mixture of liquids, differing considerably from each other in their boiling points, can be separated into its constituents.

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

  • n. fractionation of a liquid by distillation


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