dry distillation


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dry dis·til·la·tion

submission of an organic substance to heat in a closed vessel so that oxygen is absent and combustion prevented with the objective of effecting its decomposition with release of volatile constituents and the formation of new substances.

dry distillation

Distillation of solids without added liquids.
See also: distillation
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