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Definition of Distill

  • To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle.
  • To flow gently, or in a small stream.
  • To practice the art of distillation.
  • To let fall or send down in drops.
  • To obtain by distillation; to subject to a process of evaporation and subsequent condensation; 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.
  • To subject to distillation; as, to distill molasses in making rum; to distill barley, rye, corn, etc.
  • To dissolve or melt.
  • to extract out and present the essence of; to shorten and refine; to present the essential elements of; -- of ideas or texts.
  • give off (a liquid)
  • undergo the process of distillation
  • extract by the process of distillation
  • undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
  • remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation

How to use distill in a sentence. Distill pronunciation.

He owned about half of the real estate in town, but his wife had to distill expenses out of him in pennies.
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As to State's rights, as long as they were allowed to roam at will over the mountain sides, distill the product of their valleys and mountain patches, and live undisturbed in their glens and mountain homes, they looked upon any changes that would effect their surroundings as innovations to be resisted to the death.
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The ocean encircling the land awaits us; let us seek the happy plains and prospering Islands, where the untilled land yearly produces corn, and the unpruned vineyard punctually flourishes; and where the branch of the never-failing olive blossoms forth, and the purple fig adorns its native tree: honey distills from the hollow oaks; the light water bounds down from the high mountains with a murmuring pace.
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If I say that "I am ashamed to repeat my worthless writings to crowded theatres, and give an air of consequence to trifles:" "You ridicule us," says [one of them], "and you reserve those pieces for the ears of Jove: you are confident that it is you alone that can distill the poetic honey, beautiful in your own eyes.
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You, whether you have made, or intend to make, a present to any one, do not bring him full of joy directly to your finished verses: for then he will cry out, "Charming, excellent, judicious," he will turn pale; at some parts he will even distill the dew from his friendly eyes; he will jump about; he will beat the ground [with ecstasy].
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They find out the red-handed, gloveless undergraduate of bucolic antecedents, as he squirms in his corner, and distill their soft words upon him like dew upon the green herb.
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We do use the Internet as a source of information which we then distill for our readers, who would otherwise be faced with the biggest problem of the Web - undiscriminating floods of information.
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Nowe the meanes to sende suche as shall labour effectually in this busines ys, by plantinge one or twoo colonies of our nation upon that fyrme, where they may remaine in safetie, and firste learne the language of the people nere adjoyninge (the gifte of tongues beinge nowe taken awaye), and by little and little acquainte themselves with their manner, and so with discretion and myldenes distill into their purged myndes the swete and lively liquor of the gospel.
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A soft veil dims the tender skies, And half conceals from pensive eyes The bronzing tokens of the fall; A calmness broods upon the hills, And summer's parting dream distills A charm of silence over all.
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I had proposed at an early period to make this Powder Mill a school of instruction for a few selected men, so as to have them ready for service at the Augusta Powder Works when they should commence operations-similarly to what had been done at the Refinery at Nashville, where men were being taught to refine saltpetre and distill charcoal.
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Give us a harvest with profusion crown'd, Let ev'ry field and fold with corn abound, Let herbs each garden, fruit each orchard fill, Let rocks their honey, kine their milk distill.
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On Zion's holy hill, When there the dew of youth is seen Its freshness to distill.
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When the vessels are cold unlute the receiver, and shaking it to make the Volatile salt, which sticks to it, fall to the bottom, pour it all into a bolt-head; fit it to a Head with a small receiver; lute well the junctures and placing it in sand, give a little fire under it, and the volatile salt will rise and stick to the head, and the top of the Bolt-head; take off your head and set on another in its place; gather your salt and stop it tip quickly, for it easily dissolves into a liquor; continue the fire, and take care to gather the Salt according as you see it appear; but when there rises no more salt, a liquor will distill, of which you must draw about three ounces, and put out the fire," &c.
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We can fish and eat seaweed and distill our own water.
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In our feverish days it is a sign of health or of convalescence that men love gentle pleasure, and enjoyments that do not rush or roar, but distill as the dew.
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One drop another cals, which still (Griefe adding fuell) doth distill; Too fruitfull of her selfe is anguish, We need no cherishing to languish.
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The neer expiring toad now rowls Himself in lazy bloody scrowls, To th' sov'raign salve of all his ills, That only life and health distills.
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Yet as the last, the best; such matchlesse skill From his divine alembick did distill.
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The daughter of the duchess was taught not only to distill strong waters, but to construe Greek.
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We grant the distiller a license, and it allows him to distill any quantity up to the figure the license bears.
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Examples of Distill

Example #1
With a profound sigh of relief she resigned all her honors in Mrs. Budlong's favor.
Example #2
The richest woman in town heretofore was Mrs. Foster Herpers, wife of the pole and shaft manufacturer.
Example #3
So the part that West Virginia and the mountainous regions of the South took in the war was neither surprising to nor resented by the people of the Confederacy.
Example #4
As to the question of slavery, they had neither kith nor kin in interest or sentiment with that institution.
Example #5
There the she-goats come to the milk-pails of their own accord, and the friendly flock return with their udders distended; nor does the bear at evening growl about the sheepfold, nor does the rising ground swell with vipers; and many more things shall we, happy [Romans], view with admiration: how neither the rainy east lays waste the corn-fields with profuse showers, nor is the fertile seed burned by a dry glebe; the king of gods moderating both [extremes].
Example #6
Ye, that have bravery, away with effeminate grief, and fly beyond the Tuscan shore.