sieve out


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Verb1.sieve out - separate or remove; "The customer picked over the selection"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
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This modified clay could be used as a filter to sieve out small quantities of dioxin and other toxic chemicals from industrial wastewater or drinking water.