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Decant   Listen
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Decant  v. t.  (past & past part. decanted; pres. part. decanting)  To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another; as, to decant wine.






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"Decant" Quotes from Famous Books



... pass, forward; shift; conduct, convoy, bring, fetch, reach; tote [U.S.]; port, import, export. send, delegate, consign, relegate, turn over to, deliver; ship, embark; waft; shunt; transpose &c (interchange) 148; displace &c 185; throw &c 284; drag &c 285; mail, post. shovel, ladle, decant, draft off, transfuse, infuse, siphon. Adj. transferred &c v.; drifted, movable; portable, portative^; mailable [U.S.]; contagious. Adv. from hand to hand, from pillar to post. on the way, by the way; on the road, on the wing, under way, in transit, on course; as one goes; in transitu ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... driver slid over sideways until he threatened to decant himself out upon Mr. Leary. His cap falling off exposed the blank face of one who for the time being has gone dead to the world and to all its carking cares, and the only response he offered for his mishandling ...
— The Life of the Party • Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

... said Vivian, as he dwelt upon the flavour of the Rhine's glory. "Not exactly from the favourite bin of Prince Metternich, I think. By-the-bye, Dormer Stanhope, you have a taste that way; I will tell you two secrets, which never forget: decant your Johannisberg, and ice your Maraschino. Ay, do not stare, my dear Gastronome, but ...
— Vivian Grey • The Earl of Beaconsfield

... having any wine, but another gold angel from the Lord James induced him to draw a leathern bottle from some secret hoard, and decant it into a pitcher for them. It was resinous and Spanish, but, as Malise said, "It made warm the way it went down." And after all with wine that is always ...
— The Black Douglas • S. R. Crockett



Words linked to "Decant" :   decantation, decanter, pour out, pour



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