Recent Examples of distillation from the Web
All clarify the mysterious distillation of this great work, while demonstrating that it is made for contextualization as few are.
At the end of six hours, there would be a four-word line of dialogue that was the distillation of all of that.
His artistic persona, evident in his stage manner as well as his songs, suggested a distillation of folk wisdom in a knowing but unpretentious package.
The brand also recently introduced a range of three super-premium whiskeys, each produced in a way that emphasizes one of three parts of Jameson’s production process: blending, distillation in copper pot stills and maturation in casks.
Perhaps when official rhetoric is so starkly delineated, when isis is understood as the distillation of pure evil, one is left with no language to describe, or make sense of, the other side.
The recipe for poetry involves taking an ounce of experience and subjecting it to a lifetime of distillation; think of the cosmos Emily Dickinson spun out of no more life than would fit in an upstairs bedroom.
Though Cognac may be the more famous of the two French brandies, Gascony’s Armagnac is starting to gain some serious recognition for its fuller, more complex flavors (think toffee, almond, and honey) due to its single distillation.
No matter what anyone says, there's no hard evidence whatsoever for the distillation of alcohol in Europe before that, and precious little for its occurrence elsewhere.
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First Known Use of distillation
DISTILLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of distillation for Students
: the process of heating a liquid until it gives off a gas and then cooling the gas until it becomes liquid
Medical Definition of distillation
1: a process that consists of driving gas or vapor from liquids or solids by heating and condensing to liquid products and that is used especially for purification, fractionation, or the formation of new substances
2: something distilled
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