distillation

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noun dis·til·la·tion \ˌdis-tə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of distillation

  1. 1a :  the process of purifying a liquid by successive evaporation and condensationb :  a process like distillation gradual distillation of the truth; also :  an instance of such distilling

  2. 2 :  something distilled :  distillate 2

14th Century

First Known Use of distillation

14th century


DISTILLATION Defined for Kids

distillation

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noun dis·til·la·tion \ˌdi-stə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of distillation for Students

  1. :  the process of heating a liquid until it gives off a gas and then cooling the gas until it becomes liquid


Medical Dictionary

distillation

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noun dis·til·la·tion \ˌdis-tə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of distillation

  1. 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. 2:  something distilled



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