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- distil (Commonwealth)
- Rhymes: -ɪl
- (transitive) To subject a substance to distillation.
- (intransitive) To undergo or be produced by distillation.
- (transitive) To make by means of distillation, especially whisky.
- (transitive) To exude in small drops.
- Firs distill resin.
- (transitive) To impart in small quantities.
- (transitive) To extract the essence of; concentrate; purify.
1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter 1, Nobody:
- Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl's intelligence. She devoured with more avidity than she had her food those pretentiously phrased chronicles of the snobocracy […] distilling therefrom an acid envy that robbed her napoleon of all its savour.
- (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.
subject to distillation — see distil
undergo distillation — see distil
make by distillation — see distil
exude in small drops — see distil
trickle down in small drops — see distil