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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


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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

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

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