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decant

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verb de·cant \di-ˈkant, dē-\

Simple Definition of decant

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

Full Definition of decant

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to draw off (a liquid) without disturbing the sediment or the lower liquid layers

  3. 2 :  to pour from one vessel into another

  4. 3 :  to pour out, transfer, or unload as if by pouring

de·can·ta·tion play \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

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decant

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transitive verb de·cant \di-ˈkant\

Medical Definition of decant

  1. :  to draw off (a liquid) without disturbing the sediment or the lower liquid layers

  2. de·can·ta·tion \ˌdē-ˌkan-ˈtā-shən\play noun




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