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sievenoun [C]

uk   /sɪv/ us   /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.

sieveverb [T]

uk   /sɪv/ us   /sɪv/
(Definition of sieve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sievenoun [C]

us   /sɪv/
a bowl-shaped tool with many very small holes in it, used to separate larger from smaller pieces or solids from a liquid
(Definition of sieve from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sieve”
in Korean 체…
in Arabic غُربال…
in Malaysian penapis…
in French tamis, crible…
in Russian сито…
in Chinese (Traditional) 篩, 濾器…
in Italian setaccio…
in Turkish süzgeç, elek, kalbur…
in Polish sitko, sito…
in Spanish colador, tamiz, criba…
in Vietnamese cái giần, cái sàng…
in Portuguese peneira…
in Thai ตะแกรง…
in German das Sieb…
in Catalan colador, sedàs…
in Japanese ざる, ふるい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 筛, 过滤器…
in Indonesian tapisan…
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