distillation distillation  /ˌdɪs tə ˈleɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
  2. (n) a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling



  1. Nothing new about that Kamen has invented lots of things, but he didn't invent distillation.
  2. Vitamin distillation has been practical only in recent years, has not yet been completely commercialized.
  3. That's kind of the whole point of distillation.


  • New Markey ad lets Obama do the talking

    Senate Democratic nominee Edward J. Markey’s new campaign advertisement is less about Markey himself than it is about President Obama, a televised distillation of the heavy infrastructural advantage Markey enjoys over Republican nominee Gabriel E. Gomez. In fact, Markey’s only speaking role in the 30-second spot, which is entitled “Folks” and begins airing today, is to deliver the boilerplate ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

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  1. In reference to Limbaugh's quotes, Olbermann stated, "It's naked ugly racism, it is the distillation of Rush Limbaugh's ugly view of our country:Oprah, please crush this schmuck!"
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Keith Olbermann Source: HULIQ

  2. European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mariann Fischer Boel said, "Crisis distillation is becoming a depressingly regular feature of our common market organization for wine. While it offers temporary assistance to producers, it...
    on Jun 8, 2006 By: Mariann Fischer Boel Source: Environment News Service

  3. Rowling said: "The Tales Of Beedle The Bard is really a distillation of the themes found in the Harry Potter books, and writing it has been the most wonderful way to say goodbye to a world I have loved and lived in for 17 years."
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: JK Rowling Source: This is Nottingham

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