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variants or less commonly search
plural searces also searches
: a fine sieve : strainer


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transitive verb

: sift, bolt

Word History



Middle English saarce, sarche, from Middle French saas small sieve made of horsehair or bristles, from Medieval Latin setaceum, from Latin seta, saeta bristle

Transitive verb

Middle English sarcen, from saarce, sarche, noun

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“Searce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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