Share this entry


Synonyms of distil in English:


  • 1 all the water used was distilled and deionized
    purify, refine, filter, treat, process;
    vaporize/evaporate and condense, sublime, sublimate
  • 2 oil distilled from marjoram
  • 3 most Scotch whiskies are distilled from barley malt cured with peat
    brew, ferment, make
  • 4 the solvent is distilled to leave the oil as a solid material
    boil down, reduce, concentrate, thicken, compress, condense;
    purify, refine, separate, rectify
  • 5 literary she drew back from the dank breath that distilled out of the earth
    emanate, exude, drip, leak, trickle, dribble, flow
  • Definition of distil in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day coiffeur
    Pronunciation: kwɑːˈfəː
    a hairdresser