Crossword clues for distil
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Distill \Dis*till"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Distilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Distilling.] [F. distiller, from L. destillare, destillatum; de + stillare to drop, stilla a drop, prob. fr. stiria frozen drop, icicle; prob. akin to stare, E. stand. Cf. Still, n. & v., Instill.] [Written also distil.]
To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle.
Soft showers distilled, and suns grew warm in vain.
To flow gently, or in a small stream.
The Euphrates distilleth out of the mountains of Armenia.
--Sir W. Raleigh.
To practice the art of distillation.
vb. 1 (context transitive English) To subject a substance to distillation. 2 (context intransitive English) To undergo or be produced by distillation. 3 (context transitive English) To make by means of distillation, especially whisky. 4 (context transitive English) To exude in small drops. 5 (context transitive English) To impart in small quantities. 6 (context transitive English) To extract the essence of; concentrate; purify. 7 (context intransitive English) To trickle down or fall in small drops; ooze out. 8 (context intransitive English) To be manifested gently or gradually. 9 (context intransitive English) To drip or be wet with.
undergo the process of distillation [syn: distill]
give off (a liquid); "The doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound" [syn: distill]
Usage examples of "distil".
Most effective, in a functional sense, was the protection the architect distilled, as it were, from the ambitus of his houses.
The separation is effected by distilling the substance with solution of ferric sulphate, and collecting the vapour in a dilute solution of sulphurous acid or arsenite of soda.
With the tendons gleaming softly in their beds, I removed the last bits of the aponeurosis, sprayed the wound with a mixture of alcohol and distilled water for disinfection, and set about closing the incisions.
The one feature of The Mountain that shed the brownest horror on its woods was the existence of the terrible region known as Rattlesnake Ledge, and still tenanted by those damnable reptiles, which distil a fiercer venom under our cold northern sky than the cobra himself in the land of tropical spices and poisons.
Yeah, that was her name, pronounced like that Brazilian drink he liked, the one made with limes and Cachaca, grain alcohol distilled from sugar cane.
Jenkins went on with his preparations, dissolving dried plasma in distilled, deaerated water, without looking up.
Henceforward the curtain of oblivion must fall on cordial waters distilled mechanically from sweet herbs, and on electuaries artlessly compounded of seeds and roots by a Lady Monmouth, or a Countess of Arundel, as in the Stuart and Tudor times.
If a bright soul had access to lab equipment or the money and determination to build his or her own lab, he could distill the trichothecene mycotoxins from the mold.
Jill told me that Mai Tais were originally concocted with a wicked local brew called okolehao, distilled from the fermented root of the Ii plant, the same useful plant that provided the leaves for the famous grass skirts.
When enough has been collected in one neighbourhood to load a casco or other province boat, it is despatched to their camarine at Manilla, where after being taken from the original pilone, if it has come from Pampanga, it is mixed up together, and placed in another one, with an opening at the conical part, which is placed over a jar into which the molasses distilling from it gradually drop, when the colour of the sugar from being brown becomes of a greyish tinge.
Darkover include among others, dairy farming, certain types of animal husbandry, papermaking, manufacture of certain drugs, grain milling, weaving, dyeing, preparation of wines and certain distilled liquors, small-scale mining of platinum, gold, silver and some of the exotic metals, but nothing classifiable by TE standards as heavy industry.
One of the most memorable products was a torch fueled by distilled water The product, called the Aqua Torch, was a safe alternative to traditional welders or soldering tools, which required the storage of pressurized gas as fuel.
Las Vegas has distilled Western Materialism down to its purest abstract, so Thud is the assimilated essence of motormad Egypt.
This, too, was a legacy from the first Amanda Brooke, the secret recipes for distilling fragrance and manufacturing toilet soaps and creams, recipes lovingly passed down from mother to daughter.
If the whole distilled spirit be mixed with perfectly dry subcarbonate of potash, the alcohol will float at the top of the potash, as stated, p.