Dis*till", v. t. 1. To let fall or send down in drops.
Or o'er the glebe distill the kindly rain.Pope.
The dew which on the tender grassDrayton.
The evening had distilled.
2. To obtain by distillation; to subject to a process of evaporation and subsequent condensation; to extract by distillation, as spirits, essential oil, etc.; to rectify; as, to
distill brandy from wine; to
distill alcoholic spirits from grain; to
distill essential oils from flowers, etc.; to
distill fresh water from sea water. "Distilling odors on me."
3. To subject to distillation; as, to
distill molasses in making rum; to
distill barley, rye, corn, etc.
4. To dissolve or melt.
Swords by the lightning's subtle force distilled.Addison.
5. to extract out and present the essence of; to shorten and refine; to present the essential elements of; -- of ideas or texts.
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