Dis·till v. i. [imp. & p. p. Distilled p. pr. & vb. n. Distilling.] [Written also distil.]
1. To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle.
Soft showers distilled, and suns grew warm in vain. --Pope.
2. To flow gently, or in a small stream.
The Euphrates distilleth out of the mountains of Armenia. --Sir W. Raleigh.
3. To practice the art of distillation.
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]
2: extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence
of this compound" [syn: distill, extract]
3: undergo the process of distillation [syn: distill]
4: give off (a liquid); "The doctor distilled a few drops of
disinfectant onto the wound" [syn: distill]
[also: distilling, distilled]