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sieve

noun [C]     /sɪv/
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 .Straining and filtering devices
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