transitive verb
de·​phleg·​mate | \ (ˈ)dēˈflegˌmāt \

Definition of dephlegmate

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

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dephlegmation \ ˌdēˌflegˈmāshən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for dephlegmate

de- + phlegm + -ate

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“Dephlegmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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