DISTILL, verb intransitive [Latin , to drop; a drop. Gr.]
1. To drop; to fall in drops.
Soft showers distilld, and suns grew warm in vain.
2. To flow gently, or in a small stream.
The Euphrates distilleth out of the mountains of Armenia.
3. To use a still; to practice distillation.
DISTILL, verb transitive
1. To let fall in drops; to throw down in drops. The clouds distill water on the earth.
The dew, which on the tender grass the evening had distilled.
2. To extract by heat; to separate spirit or essential oils from liquor by heat or evaporation, and convert that vapor into a liquid by condensation in a refrigeratory; to separate the volatile parts of a substance by heat; to rectify; as, to distill brandy from wine, or spirit form melasses.
3. To extract spirit from, by evaporation and condensation; as, to distill cyder or melasses; to distill wine.
4. To extract the pure part of a fluid; as, to distill water.
5. To dissolve or melt. [Unusual.]
Swords by the lightnings subtle force distilled.