distill distill  /dɪs ˈtɪl/


  1. (v) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
  2. (v) undergo the process of distillation
  3. (v) extract by the process of distillation
  4. (v) undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
  5. (v) give off (a liquid)


  1. Kamen's device uses that extra heat to distill waterboil it and condense it.
  2. You'll see, over and over, a movie miracle: a natural actor whose body is a medium to distill a character's motives and emotions.
  3. He is also a modern haiku master who can distill a complicated answer into a crisp, 15-second sound bite.


  1. Lessons from a rogue whiskey distiller

    Corsair Artisan Distillery's Darek Bell talks to Fortune about his dream drink and how to recruit talent for a (partially) illegal trade.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. Winchester man hopes to kick-start craft distillery

    A Clark County man has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $45,000 to establish a craft distill
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

  3. Lexington Distillery Celebrates 'National Bourbon Day'

    It's a day to celebrate one of Kentucky's many claims to fame. The Bluegrass is known for its bourbon. And it helped celebrate 'National Bourbon Day' on Friday. It was on that day back in 1789 that some say Elijah Craig became the first person to distill whiskey. He reportedly stored it in charred barrels here in Kentucky. Town Branch Distillery in Lexington celebrated 'National Bourbon Day' by ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ABC 36 Lexington


  1. "It's chaos. It is extremely difficult to distill a government out of these results," said Finance Minister Gerrit Zalm of the free-market Liberal party, Balkenende's current government partner.
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Gerrit Zalm Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Nobody's going to just listen to any one person, but you distill in your mind and combine the ideas that you get from a lot of different people," Bloomberg said Friday.
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's the world's thinnest notebook (computer)," Jobs said with a smile. "We went out and looked at all the thin notebooks out there and tried to distill a best-of-breed."
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Steve Jobs Source: 新华网

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /