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distillation
American English: /ˌdɪstəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˌdɪstɪˈleɪʃn/

Translation of distillation in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 uncountable (process)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 countable (product)
    destilado (masculine)
  • 2 countable (of facts, experiences)
    Example sentences
    • 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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