distil

distil dis∙til (NAmE also dis∙till) verb (-ll-) [VN] 1. distil sth (from sth) to make a liquid pure by heating it until it becomes a gas, then cooling it and collecting the drops of liquid that form • 蒸馏;用蒸馏法提取:
»to distil fresh water from sea water
用蒸馏法从海水中提取淡水
»distilled water
蒸馏水
2. to make sth such as a strong alcoholic drink in this way • 用蒸馏法制造(酒等):
»The factory distils and bottles whisky.
这家工厂用蒸馏法酿造瓶装威士忌酒。
3. distil sth (from / into sth) (formal) to get the essential meaning or ideas from thoughts, information, experiences, etc. • 吸取…的精华;提炼;浓缩:
»The notes I made on my travels were distilled into a book.
我的旅行笔记精选汇编成了一本书。
dis∙til∙la∙tion noun [C, U] :
»the distillation process
蒸馏过程
* * *
v. 蒸餾, 提取....的精華

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  • distil — distíl s. n. (sil. mf. stil), pl. distíluri Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  DISTÍL distilă (distili, distile) (despre o clădire) A cărei faţadă are numai două coloane. /<fr. distyle Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Distil — Dis*til , v. t. & i. See {Distill}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distil — is now spelt with one l in BrE and with two ls in AmE. The inflections in both varieties are distilled, distilling, and the noun derivatives are distillation, distiller, and distillery …   Modern English usage

  • distil — (US distill) ► VERB (distilled, distilling) 1) purify (a liquid) by heating it so that it vaporizes, then cooling and condensing the vapour and collecting the resulting liquid. 2) make (spirits) in this way. 3) extract the essential meaning of.… …   English terms dictionary

  • distil! — (D; tr.) to distil! from (to distil! whiskey from grain) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • distil — v. (D; tr.) to distil from (to distil whiskey from grain) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • distil — [[t]dɪstɪ̱l[/t]] distils, distilling, distilled (in AM, use distill) 1) VERB If a liquid such as whisky or water is distilled, it is heated until it changes into steam or vapour and then cooled until it becomes liquid again. This is usually done… …   English dictionary

  • distil — UK [dɪˈstɪl] / US verb [transitive] Word forms distil : present tense I/you/we/they distil he/she/it distils present participle distilling past tense distilled past participle distilled 1) science to make a liquid more pure by heating it until it …   English dictionary

  • distil — [c]/dəsˈtɪl / (say duhs til) verb (distilled, distilling) –verb (t) 1. to subject to a process of vaporisation and subsequent condensation, as for purification or concentration. 2. to separate volatile liquids of different boiling points by… …   Australian English dictionary

  • distil — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distil — 1. verb a) Subject a substance to distillation; . Firs distil resin. b) Undergo or be produced by distillation. hell pretend not to know about mirrors or water or even seeing, but will ask you to give only what can be distilled from what you say …   Wiktionary

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