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English verb: distill

1. distill (change) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation


SamplesPurify the water.


Synonymsmake pure, purify, sublimate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)purge, rectify, refine


Verb groupdistil, distill


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. distill (change) undergo the process of distillation


Synonymsdistil


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Verb groupdistil, distill, distill, extract, make pure, purify, sublimate


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

3. distill (change) extract by the process of distillation


SamplesDistill the essence of this compound.


Synonymsdistil, extract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)moonshine


Verb groupdistil, distill


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

4. distill (change) undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops


SamplesWater condenses.
The acid distills at a specific temperature.


Synonymscondense, distil


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)flux, liquefy, liquify


Verb groupcondense, condense

5. distill (body) give off (a liquid)


SamplesThe doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound.


Synonymsdistil


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)exudate, exude, ooze, ooze out, transude









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