distil (third-person singular simple present distils, present participle distilling, simple past and past participle distilled)
- (transitive) To subject a substance to distillation.
- 1880, Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine of Utah
- In fact, it is used in a variety of medicines; we boil, burn, and distil it, to produce salts, corrodents, sublimates, […]
- (intransitive) To undergo or be produced by distillation.
- (transitive) To make by means of distillation, especially whisky.
- (transitive) To exude in small drops.
- Firs distil resin.
- (transitive) To impart in small quantities.
- (transitive) To extract the essence of; concentrate; purify.
- 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 239e.
- he'll pretend not to know about mirrors or water or even seeing, but will ask you to give only what can be distilled from what you say.
- (intransitive) To trickle down or fall in small drops; ooze out.
- (intransitive) To be manifested gently or gradually.
- (intransitive) To drip or be wet with.
to subject a substance to distillation
to make by means of distillation
to trickle down in small drops