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Word: distill

Definition: refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew


Sentences Containing 'distill'

By this method, the salt water of the ocean may be separated into pure drinking water and salt, and many of the large ocean liners distill from the briny deep all the drinking water used on their ocean voyages.
Characteristic of the myrtle family Myrtaceae, it is used to distill essential oil.
In 1940 a guidebook produced by the Federal Writers' Project also endorsed that view, and reported a local legend that the peak's name had acquired a second meaning during Prohibition, when the pass became a popular place to distill and sell illegal liquor to loggers working in camps deeper in the mountains.
Most of these devices do not distill water, though there continues to be an increase in consumer-oriented water distillers and reverse osmosis machines being sold and used.
Some people distill pontikka ("Finnish moonshine") even though it's illegal. Famous brands of spirits include Koskenkorva (vodka-like clear spirit) and a salmiakki flavored shot Salmiakkikossu, Jaloviina ("cut brandy"), Finlandia Vodka, and Marskin ryyppy (Marshal Mannerheim's shot).
This work led Norton to distill the essence of memoir Memoir writing.

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