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distill from (something)

To refine something from another material through a process of condensation and evaporation. A noun or pronoun can be used between "distill" and "from." Petroleum is distilled from crude oil.
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distill something from something

to derive product from something by heating and condensation. They distilled the lighter components from the raw oil. The alcohol was distilled from fermented grain.
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Although Jardine offers a number of business services, including underwater recovery, contract power plant operation services, drinking water purification systems, outdoor heating boilers, antique lumber and machinery and wood lot selective harvesting, his lifelong interest has been to distill and bottle water for sale and emergency use.
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The ability to run down a lead, locate credible sources, distill the essence of a complex story, translate dense technical jargon: These are the critical skills that, when re-purposed, can help organizations fight information overload, empower their employees and succeed in the marketplace.
I went to a lot of distillers who weren't interested in my proposal, before I found one small distiller who needed the money badly enough and agreed to distill my tequila on my terms.
King said, "so we decided to distill our own, blending the history and heritage of our brewery and distillery, creating an amazing liquid that fits perfectly in our portfolio of craft spirits.
And while we can't distill our messy lives that easily, poetry helps bring us some clarity and puts us in touch with our feelings.