dephlegmate

transitive verb

de·​phleg·​mate
(ˈ)dēˈflegˌmāt
-ed/-ing/-s
1
archaic : to deprive (a spirit or an acid) of phlegm (see phlegm sense 3) : free from an excess of water especially by distillation
2
: to rectify (a liquid) by distillation
dephlegmation
ˌdēˌflegˈmāshən
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

de- + phlegm + -ate

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“Dephlegmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dephlegmate. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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