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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.
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(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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