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 for distil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Distil \Dis*til"\, v. t. & i.
     See Distill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     1. To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle.
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              Soft showers distilled, and suns grew warm in vain.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. To flow gently, or in a small stream.
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              The Euphrates distilleth out of the mountains of
              Armenia.                              --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh.
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     3. To practice the art of distillation. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  distil
      v 1: undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid
           state and fall in drops; "water condenses"; "The acid
           distills at a specific temperature" [syn: condense,
           distill, distil]
      2: extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence
         of this compound" [syn: distill, extract, distil]
      3: undergo the process of distillation [syn: distill,
         distil]
      4: give off (a liquid); "The doctor distilled a few drops of
         disinfectant onto the wound" [syn: distill, distil]

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