What is another word for distil?

Pronunciation: [dɪstˈɪl] (IPA)

Distil means to purify or extract something by heating or condensing it. Synonyms for the word distil include purify, refine, extract, concentrate, crystallize, sublimate, vaporize, and fractionate. All these words indicate the process of separating and condensing a substance or removing impurities to attain pure form. Purify suggests removing anything unwanted or contaminating such as dirt, toxins or impurities. Refine implies improving the quality through a process of filtering or removing any impure substances. Extract means to obtain in a concentrated form. Concentrate relates to the process of increasing the strength, power, or purity by removing any diluting or weakening elements.

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Usage examples for Distil

The only hope we have, we few who take our art seriously, is to compress the short story within a page and distil into it the vivid impression of a moment, a lifetime, an eternity.
James Huneker
distil surfeit, colic, and wormwood water.
"Anna St. Ives"
Thomas Holcroft
All about him he perceives in the midst of the worst wrongs and evils many fertile germs of righteousness; vice itself seems to distil its own antitoxin.
"Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy"
Otto Heller

Famous quotes with Distil

  • It is moreover extremely indecent to spit, cough, and expectorate (as it were) in company, as some hearty fellows are apt to do: and more so, when you have blown your nose, to draw aside and examine the contents of your handkerchief; as if you expected pearls or rubies to distil from your brain.
    Giovanni della Casa

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