Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb distill

5 senses of distill

Sense 1
purify, sublimate, make pure, distill -- (remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 2
distill, distil -- (undergo the process of distillation)
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 3
distill, extract, distil -- (extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 4
condense, distill, distil -- (undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; "water condenses"; "The acid distills at a specific temperature")
       => liquefy, flux, liquify -- (become liquid or fluid when heated; "the frozen fat liquefied")

Sense 5
distill, distil -- (give off (a liquid); "The doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound")
       => exude, exudate, transude, ooze out, ooze -- (release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores")

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