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distill
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
to make a more pure or concentrated liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors (as is done when making whisky or some petroleum products)
  • There was bribery, favoritism, and racketeering of every kind, there was homosexuality and prostitution, there was even illicit alcohol distilled from potatoes.
    p. 227.3
distilled = made (by boiling and condensing vapors)
There are no more uses of "distill" in 1984 by Orwell.

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