Definition for DE-PHLEG'MATE

DE-PHLEG'MATE, v.t. [de and Gr. φλεγμα, phlegm, from φλεγω, to burn.]

To deprive of superabundant water, as by evaporation or distillation, used of spirits and acids; to clear spirit or acids of aqueous matter; to rectify. – Coxe. Encyc. [Dephlegm is used by Boyle.]

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