distillation

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the process of producing a pure liquid by heating a liquid and condensing the vapour, as in the production of alcohol or essential oils

Aviation

  • noun the process by which a liquid is heated and the resulting vapour is then condensed and collected

Food

Medical

  • noun the action of distilling a liquid

Wine

  • the process of boiling wine to turn the alcohol and volatile flavour-carrying substances into a steam vapour, which is then channelled and cooled along a tube to condense the steam into a liquid that has high alcohol levels and the essential flavours of the wine. The resulting liquid is called a brandy and what is left of the original wine is thrown away.
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