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[dih-kan-ter] /dɪˈkæn tər/
a vessel, usually an ornamental glass bottle, for holding and serving wine, brandy, or the like.
a bottle used for decanting.
Origin of decanter
1705-15; decant + -er1 Unabridged
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  • For optimal effect, a wide-bottomed decanter that gives maximum air exposure to the wine should be utilized.
  • Louis runs a half-marathon on the treadmill, then vomits into my decanter.
  • Pour whatever wine you want to serve into a pretty decanter or jug.
  • decanter centrifuge separates tank bottoms sludge into oil, clean water, and landfill-ready solids.
  • Several decanter configurations are available, including fixed and floating units.
  • When the overhead is condensed and sent to a decanter, it spontaneously separates into a two-phase mixture.
  • Coffee is captured in a decanter that may be heated by a warming plate.
  • Condensate may be taken to a decanter where an organic phase separates arid can be incinerated or recovered.
  • The main condenser condensate is sent to the primary decanter.
  • Contaminated solvent is removed from the top of the decanter and is directed to a solvent recovery unit.
British Dictionary definitions for decanter


a stoppered bottle, usually of glass, into which a drink, such as wine, is poured for serving
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Word Origin and History for decanter

vessel for decanting liquors, 1715, agent noun from decant.

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