Definition of distillation in English:


Line breaks: dis¦til|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪstɪˈleɪʃn


[mass noun]
  • 2The extraction of the essential meaning or most important aspects of something: this book represents the distillation of years of experience in the private sector [count noun]: 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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