Definition of 'distillation'
Example sentences containing 'distillation'
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This time the objects have undergone a process of distillation into primal forms. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)This process of distillation of some features from a set of observed objects is at the basis of most systems of classification. Critical Social Research (1990)I hope that my music will go through a similar process of distillation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Through a process of distillation, the molecules responsible for the smell come out in a thick, oily compound. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Synonyms of 'distillation'
essence, extract, elixir, spirit
distilling, processing, refining, purification
Trends of 'distillation'
Used Occasionally. distillation is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of distillation from the Collins English Dictionary
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