decant

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verb de·cant \di-ˈkant, dē-\

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 (a liquid, such as wine) from one vessel into another decanted the wine before the meal

  4. 3 :  to pour out, transfer, or unload as if by pouring I was decanted from the car … — Ursula G. Bower

decantation

play \ˌdē-ˌkan-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of decant in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of decant

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

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DECANT Defined for English Language Learners

decant

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verb

Definition of decant for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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

decantation

\ˌdē-ˌkan-ˈtā-shən\play noun


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