|Origin:||distiller, from Latin stillare 'to fall in drops'|
dis‧till , distil past tense and past participle distilled, present participle distilling [transitive]
to make a liquid such as water or alcohol more pure by heating it so that it becomes a gas and then letting it cool. Drinks such as whisky are made this way:
to remove a chemical substance from a plant, for example by heating or pressing it
to get the main ideas or facts from a much larger amount of information
distill something into something
The notes I had brought back were waiting to be distilled into a book.
—distillation noun [uncountable and countable]