1. Distillation or separation of the volatile constituents of a substance.
2. Exclusive mental concentration.
3. The making of an abstract from the crude drug.
4. Malocclusion in which the teeth or associated structures are lower than their normal occlusal plane. See Also: odontoptosis.
5. The process of selecting a certain aspect of a concept from the whole.
[L. abs-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw away]