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sieve

noun [C] uk   /sɪv/ us  
a tool consisting of a wood, plastic, or metal frame with a wire or plastic net attached to it. You use it either to separate solids from a liquid, or you rub larger solids through it to make them smaller: Pass the sauce through a sieve to remove any lumps.

sieve

verb [T] uk   /sɪv/ us  
to put a liquid or powder through a sieve: To make the pastry, sieve the flour and salt into a bowl.
Translations of “sieve”
in Korean 체…
in Arabic غُربال…
in French tamis, crible…
in Turkish süzgeç, elek, kalbur…
in Italian setaccio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 篩, 濾器…
in Russian сито…
in Polish sitko, sito…
in Spanish colador, tamiz, criba…
in Portuguese peneira…
in German das Sieb…
in Catalan colador, sedàs…
in Japanese ざる, ふるい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 筛, 过滤器…
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