Definition of distillation in English:

distillation

Syllabification: dis·til·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdistəˈlāSHən
 
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noun

  • 1The action of purifying a liquid by a process of heating and cooling: the petroleum distillation process
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    • DHA contains highly concentrated omega-3 fatty acids from ultra purified, concentrated by molecular distillation.
    • However, in broad terms, petroleum can be divided into six fractions obtained from fractional distillation of the crude oil.
    • There are several ways of obtaining the oil, the most common being steam distillation.
  • 2The extraction of the essential meaning or most important aspects of something: the film is a distillation of personal experiences
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    • Some months ago, I thought the Hot Wheels Shark Playset was an especially effective distillation of the id of young boys.
    • Noam Chomsky does not cajole the listener; he presents his arguments - a distillation of copious reading - with disarming candor.
    • Distinct from the European surrealist writers, who were concerned with distillation of dreams, Neruda harnessed the natural world.

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