fractionated

fractionate

[frak-shuh-neyt]
verb (used with object), fractionated, fractionating.
1.
to separate or divide into component parts, fragments, divisions, etc.
2.
to separate (a mixture) into ingredients or into portions having different properties, as by distillation or crystallization; cause to undergo fractional distillation, crystallization, or the like.
3.
to obtain by such a process.

Origin:
1865–70; fraction + -ate1

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fractionate (ˈfrækʃəˌneɪt)
 
vb
1.  to separate or cause to separate into constituents or into fractions containing concentrated constituents
2.  (tr) chem to obtain (a constituent of a mixture) by a fractional process
 
fraction'ation
 
n
 
'fractionator
 
n

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