Definition of decant
1 : to draw off (a liquid) without disturbing the sediment or the lower liquid layers
2 : to pour (a liquid, such as wine) from one vessel into another decanted the wine before the meal
3 : to pour out, transfer, or unload as if by pouring I was decanted from the car … — Ursula G. Bower
decantationplay \ˌdē-ˌkan-ˈtā-shən\ noun
Examples of decant in a Sentence
The bottles were uncorked and the wine was decanted an hour before the meal.
Recent Examples of decant from the Web
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DECANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decant for English Language Learners
: to pour (a liquid, especially wine) from one container into another
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