distillation

Definitions

  • Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes
    Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n distillation the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
    • n distillation a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bourbon whiskey gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where local distillers developed the drink around 1800.
    • Distillation That which falls in drops.
    • Distillation The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops.
    • Distillation (Chem) The separation of the volatile parts of a substance from the more fixed; specifically, the operation of driving off gas or vapor from volatile liquids or solids, by heat in a retort or still, and the condensation of the products as far as possible by a cool receiver, alembic, or condenser; rectification; vaporization; condensation; as, the distillation of illuminating gas and coal, of alcohol from sour mash, or of boric acid in steam.
    • Distillation The substance extracted by distilling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1865 opium was grown in the state of Virginia and a product was distilled from it that yielded 4 percent morphine. In 1867 it was grown in Tennessee: six years later it was cultivated in Kentucky. During these years opium, marijuana and cocaine could be purchased legally over the counter from any druggist.
    • n distillation The act of distilling, or of falling in drops; a producing or shedding in drops.
    • n distillation The volatilization and subsequent condensation of a liquid by means of an alembic, a still and refrigeratory, or a retort and receiver; the operation of obtaining the spirit, essence, or essential oil of a substance by the evaporation and condensation of the liquid in which it has been macerated; rectification; in the widest sense, the whole process of extracting the essential principle of a substance. The most common method of conducting the process of distillation consists in placing the liquid to be distilled in a boiler of copper or other suitable material, called the still, having a movable head from which proceeds a coiled tube called the worm, which passes through water constantly kept cold. Heat being applied to the still, the liquid in it is volatilized, and rises in vapor into the head of the still, whence, passing down the curved tube or worm, it becomes condensed by the cold water, and makes its exit in a liquid state. The object of distillation is to separate volatile liquids from non-volatile liquids and solid matters, and also, by the operation called fractional distillation (which see, below), to separate from each other volatile liquids which have different boiling-points. The process is used in the arts, in the manufacture of alcohol and spirituous liquors, for preparing essences and essential oils, and for a great variety of other purposes.
    • n distillation The substance extracted by distilling.
    • n distillation That which falls in drops, as in nasal catarrh.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tequila is thought to be the first distilled liquor in the Americas. The Aztecs were known to have drunk it before Cortez arrived.
    • Distillation the act of distilling
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Quotations

  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.”
  • Indian Proverb
    Indian Proverb
    “These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “History is the distillation of rumor.”
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
    Gwendolyn Brooks
    “Poetry is life distilled.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
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    “A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.”
  • Raymond Chandler
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    “A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. distillation, L. destillatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. distiller—L. distillāre, -ātumde, down, stillāre, to drop—stilla, a drop.

Usage

In literature:

It distills out of several places of the rock all the year long, but most in the summer time.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
To some extent he had underestimated the brute courage of the fellow, the violent, desperate courage that is distilled of anger in men of his kind.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
Into that day I had distilled my past; into it I was willing to distil the eternity that was before me.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862" by Various
DISTILLED WATER is water from which all minerals have been removed.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
But it has to take in another element, without which the distillation and the shaping could never have taken place.
"Town Geology" by Charles Kingsley
He thought he quaffed Life itself in its distilled quintessence, its pure elixir.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
In essence then it is an autocracy double distilled in the guise of democracy.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
The distiller was deeply interested, but incredulous.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
Beverages thus distilled are known as ardent spirits.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Even youth, however, could distill but slender hope from this.
"Red Masquerade" by Louis Joseph Vance
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In poetry:

"What distillate prepared according
to the formulas of ancient Grecosyrian magi
which, in bringing back these things,
can also bring back our little room."
"According To The Formulas Of Ancient Grecosyrian Magi" by Constantine P Cavafy
Here may his doctrine drop like rain,
His speech like Hermon's dew distill,
Till green fields smile, and golden grain,
Ripe for the harvest, waits thy will.
"Hymns for Ordination and Installation I" by John Pierpont
Were't not a shame, were't not a shame I say,
That in this sorry Brotherhood of Clay
No Necromance the Philtre can distil
To keep Mosquitoes, Death and Bores away?
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Eg. Since these nocturnall distillations
May be offensive to your health (sweet Rhodon)
I will be well contented to be gone,
Though wondrous loth from you to part so soone.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act IV" by Ralph Knevet
Lord of this erring flock!
Thou whose soft showers distill
On ocean waste or rock,
Free as on Hermon hill,
Do Thou our craven spirits cheer,
And shame away the selfish tear.
"Fifth Sunday After Epiphany" by John Keble
So he could struggle, inwardly tormented
By beasts and demons, as he had for years,
And somehow God, an essence far from clear,
Could be distilled from what the saint fermented.
"The Temptation Of St. Anthony" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

This new pharmaceutical vapor-compression distillation unit is capable of producing 6,000 gallons per hour for water-for-injection.
Distillation Control and Optimization Ebook.
Independent Distillers has also created two fun cocktail drinks using Naughty Cow.
Of all of the brands made by Irish Distillers , a Pernod Ricard subsidiary, what's special about Redbreast.
On another hand, it is great fun to have a burgeoning community of young distillers and entrepreneurs.
U of I Study Finds Distiller 's Grain with Sulfur Content Safe for Pigs.
The head distiller at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey just left—is this the company's last call.
On December 1, downtown girl Joan Verratti, the first licensed female distiller in the country since Prohibition, begins brewing batches of her Pollyodd Limoncello in Point Breeze.
Small craft distillers from around the country will gather here April 26-27 for the inaugural Public Policy Conference hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council.
DISCUS To Host Inaugural Craft Distiller Conference.
Kelso distiller might bottle here.
AMONG the sleek new group of domestic distillers , Cheryl Lins is an original.
Pierre Duplais's bible of 19th-century distillation techniques became her best friend.
COLUMBUS Ã' Chris Morris, master distiller at Brown-Forman, was recently in Ohio conducting staff trainings and giving two presentations on small batch bourbon Woodford Reserve.
Wild Turkey Bourbon recently announced the promotion of Edward F Russell to associate distiller .
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In science:

For further distilling the entanglement, spectral filters can also be used, but with a reduced probability and efficiency.
Fast generation of entangled photon pairs from a single quantum dot embedded in a photonic crystal cavity
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes H. F.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
Abstract —Many entanglement distillation schemes use either universal random hashing or breeding as their final step to ob tain almost perfect shared EPR pairs.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
In this pilot study, we analyze the performance of the recurrence method, a well-known entanglement distillation scheme, with its fin al random hashing or breeding procedure being replaced by various ef ficiently decodable quantum codes.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
In this respect, the effectiveness of using QLDPC codes in practical entanglement distillation is illustrated.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
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