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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distill  \Dis*till"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Distilled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Distilling}.]  [F.  distiller,  from  L.  destillare 
  destillatum  de  +  stillare  to  drop,  stilla  a  drop,  prob.  fr 
  stiria  frozen  drop,  icicle;  prob.  akin  to  stare,  E.  stand 
  Cf  {Still},  n.  &  v.,  {Instill}.]  [Written  also  {distil}.] 
  1.  To  drop;  to  fall  in  drops;  to  trickle. 
 
  Soft  showers  distilled,  and  suns  grew  warm  in  vain. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  flow  gently,  or  in  a  small  stream. 
 
  The  Euphrates  distilleth  out  of  the  mountains  of 
  Armenia.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  3.  To  practice  the  art  of  distillation.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distill  \Dis*till"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  let  fall  or  send  down  in  drops. 
 
  Or  o'er  the  glebe  distill  the  kindly  rain.  --Pope. 
 
  The  dew  which  on  the  tender  grass  The  evening  had 
  distilled.  --Drayton. 
 
  2.  To  obtain  by  distillation;  to  extract  by  distillation,  as 
  spirits,  essential  oil,  etc.;  to  rectify;  as  to  distill 
  brandy  from  wine;  to  distill  alcoholic  spirits  from  grain; 
  to  distill  essential  oils  from  flowers,  etc.;  to  distill 
  fresh  water  from  sea  water.  ``Distilling  odors  on  me.'' 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  subject  to  distillation;  as  to  distill  molasses  in 
  making  rum;  to  distill  barley,  rye,  corn,  etc 
 
  4.  To  dissolve  or  melt.  [R.] 
 
  Swords  by  the  lightning's  subtle  force  distilled. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distill 
  v  1:  remove  impurities  from  "purify  the  water"  [syn:  {purify},  {sublimate}, 
  {make  pure}] 
  2:  undergo  distillation;  of  liquids  [syn:  {distil}] 
  3:  extract  by  distillation,  make  by  distillation  [syn:  {extract}, 
  {distil}] 
  4:  transform  by  distillation;  of  liquids  [syn:  {distil}] 




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