Definition for DIS-TILL'

DIS-TILL', v.t.

  1. To let fall in drops; to throw down in drops. The clouds distill water on the earth. The dew which on the tender grass / The evening had distilled. – Drayton.
  2. To extract by heat; to separate spirit or essential oils from liquor by heat or evaporation, and convert that vapor into a liquid by condensation in a refrigeratory; to separate the volatile parts of a substance by heat; to rectify; as, to distill brandy from wine, or spirit from melasses.
  3. To extract spirit from, by evaporation and condensation; as, to distill cider or melasses; to distill wine.
  4. To extract the pure part of a fluid; as, to distill water.
  5. To dissolve or melt. [Unusual.] Swords by the lightning's subtle force distilled. – Addison.

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