distill from (something)

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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.
See also: distill