transitive verb trans·vase \tran(t)sˈvās, -nzˈ-\

Definition of transvase


  1. :  to pour out of one vessel into another transvases the water

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Origin and Etymology of transvase

French transvaser, from Old French, from Latin trans- + vas vessel, vase

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a brief usually trivial fact

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