Simple Definition of decant
: to pour (a liquid, especially wine) from one container into another
Full Definition of decant
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
Examples of decant
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
Rhymes with decant
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