Meaning of “decant” in the English Dictionary


"decant" in English

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decantverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈkænt/ us /dɪˈkænt/

to pour a liquid from one container into another

Examples from literature

  • Allow to settle, and decant off the clear liquid. 
  • In this manner they finished the whole bottle, into which two others had been decanted. 
  • It is allowed to settle for half-an-hour, and then decanted through a filter. 
  • The solution is decanted through a filter, and the precipitate washed with dilute ammonia, using as little as may be necessary. 
  • We decanted the claret very carefully. 

(Definition of “decant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)