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Definition of Distillation


  1. The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops.
  2. That which falls in drops.
  3. The separation of the volatile parts of a substance from the more fixed; specifically, the operation of driving off gas or vapor from volatile liquids or solids, by heat in a retort or still, and the condensation of the products as far as possible by a cool receiver, alembic, or condenser; rectification; vaporization; condensation; as, the distillation of illuminating gas and coal, of alcohol from sour mash, or of boric acid in steam.
  4. The substance extracted by distilling.

Distillation Quotations

History, a distillation of rumour.
Thomas Carlyle

The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding.
Edward Steichen

You're meant to be playing the distillation of evil, which can be anything.
Ralph Fiennes

My best days do seem like a distillation of all that was best about school. Write a story! Paint a picture! Write a poem! Make a print!
Mark Haddon

There's something of a painting of a woman that represents all women - and by extension, all of humanity - that I just find very exciting. It's a nice distillation, I think, of what it means to be alive.
Will Cotton
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Distillation Translations

distillation in French is distillation
distillation in German is Destillation
distillation in Norwegian is destillasjon
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