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Meaning of distillation by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪstɪˈleɪʃən/
    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


    distillation ( countable and uncountable; plural: distillations )

    1. The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops .
    2. That which falls in drops .
    3. ( chemistry ) The separation of the volatile parts of a substance from the more fixed; specifically, the operation of driving off gas or vapor from volatile liquids or solids, by heat in a retort or still, and the condensation of the products as far as possible by a cool receiver, alembic, or condenser; rectification; vaporization; condensation; as, the distillation of illuminating gas and coal, of alcohol from sour mash, or of boric acid in steam .
    4. The substance extracted by distilling .

Explanation of distillation by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors

    2. a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling