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tr.v. de·cant·ed, de·cant·ing, de·cants
1. To pour off (wine, for example) without disturbing the sediment.
2. To pour (a liquid) from one container into another.
3. To aerate (a wine) by pouring it into a spacious vessel and leaving it exposed to the air for a period of time: decanted the wine for twenty minutes before serving.

[Medieval Latin dēcanthāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin canthus, rim of a wheel or vessel (of Celtic origin).]

de′can·ta′tion (dē′kăn-tā′shən) n.


(Chemistry) the act of decanting a liquid
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Noun1.decantation - the act of gently pouring off a clear liquor (as from its original bottle) without disturbing the lees
transfusion - the action of pouring a liquid from one vessel to another
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Cela dit, a cinq journees de la fin du mi-parcours et a la lecture du classement general, on s'apercoit que ca se bouscule au portillon en haut comme en bas et il est quasi certain que la decantation ne se fera pas des la prochaine journee, voire meme avant l'entame de la phase retour.
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