dephlegmate

Dephlegmate

De*phleg"mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dephlegmated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dephlegmating.] [See Dephlegm.] (Chem.) To deprive of superabundant water, as by evaporation or distillation; to clear of aqueous matter; to rectify; -- used of spirits and acids.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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