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winnow

verb [T] uk   /ˈwɪn.əʊ/ us    /-oʊ/
to blow the chaff (= the outer coverings) from grain before it can be used as food formal to reduce a large number of people or things to a much smaller number by judging their quality: A list of 15 candidates has been winnowed down to a shortlist of three. a winnowing process
Translations of “winnow”
in Spanish aventar…
in French vanner…
in German worfeln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 揚,簸(穀物), 篩選,挑選…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扬,簸(谷物), 筛选,挑选…
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