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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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Past participle: decanted
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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.
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|Verb||1.||decant - pour out; "the sommelier decanted the wines"|
pour - cause to run; "pour water over the floor"
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decant[dɪˈkænt] VT [+ wine etc] → decantar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
decant[dɪˈkænt] vt [+ wine] → décanter
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decant[dɪˈkænt] vt (wine) → decantare
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