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DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does destructive distillation mean? 

DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION (noun)
  The noun DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION has 1 sense:

1. heating a solid substance in a closed container and collecting the volatile products

  Familiarity information: DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION used as a noun is very rare.


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DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION (noun)


Sense 1destructive distillation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Heating a solid substance in a closed container and collecting the volatile products

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("destructive distillation" is a kind of...):

fractional process; fractionation (a process that uses heat to separate a substance into its components)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "destructive distillation"):

carbonisation; carbonization (the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens))


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