distillation

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See also: distillâtion

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman distillacioun, from Latin distillātiō, distillātiōnem.

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distillation (countable and uncountable, plural distillations)

  1. The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops.
  2. That which falls in drops.
  3. (chemistry, chemical engineering) The separation of more volatile parts of a substance from less volatile ones by heating and condensing.
    1. Purification through repeated or continuous distilling; rectification.
    2. (petroleum) Separation into specific hydrocarbon groups; fractionation.
  4. The substance extracted by distilling.

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