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used in Fahrenheit 451

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to purify, concentrate, or separate a liquid (such as whisky) by boiling it and condensing its vapors


to extract essential ideas
  • But now-I want you to feel old, I want a little of my cowardice to be distilled in you tonight.
    p. 100.3
distilled = extracted (its essence)
  • Montag moved back to his own house, left the window wide, checked Mildred, tucked the covers about her carefully, and then lay down with the moonlight on his cheekbones and on the frowning ridges in his brow, with the moonlight distilled in each eye to form a silver cataract there.
    p. 15.5

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