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decant

verb de·cant \di-ˈkant, dē-\

: to pour (a liquid, especially wine) from one container into another

Full Definition of DECANT

transitive verb
1
:  to draw off (a liquid) without disturbing the sediment or the lower liquid layers
2
:  to pour from one vessel into another
3
:  to pour out, transfer, or unload as if by pouring
de·can·ta·tion \ˌdē-ˌkan-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of DECANT

  1. The bottles were uncorked and the wine was decanted an hour before the meal.

Origin of DECANT

New Latin decantare, from Latin de- + Medieval Latin cantus edge, from Latin, iron ring round a wheel — more at cant
First Known Use: 1633

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

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decant

transitive verb de·cant \di-ˈkant\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DECANT

:  to draw off (a liquid) without disturbing the sediment or the lower liquid layers
de·can·ta·tion \ˌdē-ˌkan-ˈtā-shən\ noun

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