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de·cant

 (dĭ-kănt′)
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.

decant

(dɪˈkænt)
vb
1. (Brewing) to pour (a liquid, such as wine) from one container to another, esp without disturbing any sediment
2. (Building) (tr) to rehouse (people) while their homes are being rebuilt or refurbished
[C17: from Medieval Latin dēcanthāre, from canthus spout, rim; see canthus]

de•cant

(dɪˈkænt)

v.t.
1. to pour (a liquid) from one container to another.
2. to pour gently so as not to disturb the sediment.
[1625–35; < Medieval Latin dēcanthāre= Latin dē- de- + Medieval Latin -canthāre, derivative of canthus spout, rim of a vessel, Latin: iron band round a wheel]

decant

- Means to pour wine, taking pains not to disturb any sediment at the bottom; decant comes from Latin de- and canthus, "angular lip of a jug."
See also related terms for sediment.

decant


Past participle: decanted
Gerund: decanting

Imperative
decant
decant
Present
I decant
you decant
he/she/it decants
we decant
you decant
they decant
Preterite
I decanted
you decanted
he/she/it decanted
we decanted
you decanted
they decanted
Present Continuous
I am decanting
you are decanting
he/she/it is decanting
we are decanting
you are decanting
they are decanting
Present Perfect
I have decanted
you have decanted
he/she/it has decanted
we have decanted
you have decanted
they have decanted
Past Continuous
I was decanting
you were decanting
he/she/it was decanting
we were decanting
you were decanting
they were decanting
Past Perfect
I had decanted
you had decanted
he/she/it had decanted
we had decanted
you had decanted
they had decanted
Future
I will decant
you will decant
he/she/it will decant
we will decant
you will decant
they will decant
Future Perfect
I will have decanted
you will have decanted
he/she/it will have decanted
we will have decanted
you will have decanted
they will have decanted
Future Continuous
I will be decanting
you will be decanting
he/she/it will be decanting
we will be decanting
you will be decanting
they will be decanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decanting
you have been decanting
he/she/it has been decanting
we have been decanting
you have been decanting
they have been decanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decanting
you will have been decanting
he/she/it will have been decanting
we will have been decanting
you will have been decanting
they will have been decanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decanting
you had been decanting
he/she/it had been decanting
we had been decanting
you had been decanting
they had been decanting
Conditional
I would decant
you would decant
he/she/it would decant
we would decant
you would decant
they would decant
Past Conditional
I would have decanted
you would have decanted
he/she/it would have decanted
we would have decanted
you would have decanted
they would have decanted

decant

1. To gently pour off a liquid without stirring up any sediment at the bottom.
2. To pour a liquid from one bottle to another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decant - pour out; "the sommelier decanted the wines"
pour - cause to run; "pour water over the floor"

decant

verb (Formal) transfer, tap, drain, pour out, draw off, let flow She decanted the milk into a jug.

decant

verb
To cause (a liquid) to flow in a steady stream:
draw (off), effuse, pour.
Translations

decant

[dɪˈkænt] VT [+ wine etc] → decantar

decant

[dɪˈkænt] vt [+ wine] → décanter

decant

vtumfüllen, dekantieren (form)

decant

[dɪˈkænt] vt (wine) → decantare
References in classic literature ?
Even the wine at her side that kept her alive had been decanted into a bottle of lustrous Venetian glass.
I stole some bread, some rind of cheese, about half a jar of mincemeat (which I tied up in my pocket-handkerchief with my last night's slice), some brandy from a stone bottle (which I decanted into a glass bottle I had secretly used for making that intoxicating fluid, Spanish-liquorice-water, up in my room: diluting the stone bottle from a jug in the kitchen cupboard), a meat bone with very little on it, and a beautiful round compact pork pie.
They then began to eat with very great relish and very leisurely, making the most of each morsel- very small ones of everything- they took up on the point of the knife; and then all at the same moment raised their arms and botas aloft, the mouths placed in their mouths, and all eyes fixed on heaven just as if they were taking aim at it; and in this attitude they remained ever so long, wagging their heads from side to side as if in acknowledgment of the pleasure they were enjoying while they decanted the bowels of the bottles into their own stomachs.
Choice old water too, decanted into stout six-barrel-casks, and two pints of which is allowed every day to each soul on board; together with ample store of sea-bread, previously reduced to a state of petrifaction, with a view to preserve it either from decay or consumption in the ordinary mode, are likewise provided for the nourishment and gastronomic enjoyment of the crew.
Boil it next time, ye betch, wi' a pinch o' saut and a spunefu' o' vinegar." He drew the cork from a bottle of sherry, and decanted the wine.
the dust will be decanted from 20 kg keg to a small sample tub.
Indeed, in Ferri, the trustees decanted a multi-million-dollar trust without informing the beneficiary in order to keep the trust assets out of the reach of a would-be ex-spouse.
Unfortunately, the new statute is limited in scope; thus, only some trusts may be decanted or have certain provisions changed.
Shops where they are decanted do not have the required facilities, techniques and safety measures, local administration officials said.