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1‘all the water used was distilled and deionized’
purify, refine, filter, treat, process
evaporate and condense, vaporize and condense, sublime, sublimate
2‘oil distilled from marjoram’
extract, press out, squeeze out, express, draw out, take out
3‘most Scotch whiskies are distilled from barley malt cured with peat’
brew, ferment, make
4‘the solvent is distilled to leave the oil as a solid material’
boil down, reduce, concentrate, thicken, compress, condense
purify, refine, separate, rectify
5‘she drew back from the dank breath that distilled out of the earth’
emanate, exude, drip, leak, trickle, dribble, flow
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