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See dephlegm.


dephlegmate (third-person singular simple present dephlegmates, present participle dephlegmating, simple past and past participle dephlegmated)

  1. (chemistry, dated) To deprive of superabundant water, as by evaporation or distillation; to clear of aqueous matter; to rectify; used of spirits and acids.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dephlegmate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)