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decant

[dih-kant] /dɪˈkænt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to pour (wine or other liquid) gently so as not to disturb the sediment.
2.
to pour (a liquid) from one container to another.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Medieval Latin dēcanthāre, equivalent to Latin dē- de- + Medieval Latin canth(us) spout, rim of a vessel (Latin: iron band round a wheel < Greek kánthos corner of the eye, tire) + -āre infinitive suffix
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decantation
[dee-kan-tey-shuh n] /ˌdi kænˈteɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de canted

decant

/dɪˈkænt/
verb
1.
to pour (a liquid, such as wine) from one container to another, esp without disturbing any sediment
2.
(transitive) to rehouse (people) while their homes are being rebuilt or refurbished
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin dēcanthāre, from canthus spout, rim; see canthus
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Word Origin and History for de canted

decant

v.

1630s, "pour off the clear liquid from a solution by gently tipping the vessel," originally an alchemical term, from French décanter, perhaps from Medieval Latin decanthare "to pour from the edge of a vessel," from de- + Medieval Latin canthus "corner, lip of a jug," from Latin cantus, canthus "iron rim around a carriage wheel." Related: Decanted; decanting.

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