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de·cant

(dē-kant'),
To pour off gently the upper clear portion of a fluid, leaving the sediment in the vessel.
[Mediev. L. decantho, fr. de- + canthus, the beak of a jug, fr. G. kanthos, corner of the eye]

decant

the process of separating fluid from a solid sediment by pouring off the top liquid layer.

decant

Medspeak-UK
A fanciful term for the movement of inpatients to another block of beds or location during periods of upgrading and maintenance.

Mixology
To pour a liquid, often understood to be wine, from a vessel containing both clear liquid at the top and undesirable sediment at the bottom.

decant

(dē-kănt′) [L. de, from, + canthus, rim of a vessel]
To pour off liquid so the sediment remains in the bottom of the container.
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In Bathurst, Australia, a new hospital was built and services were to be decanted from the old heritage building to the new hospital, in stages.
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After soaking in salt water for 35 days, the olives had been decanted into jars, and salt water had been replaced with fresh water.
Our community, which was decanted from just 500 yards away, is now dreading the city council's latest plans for us.
Dear Editor, - Years ago wine was cloudy and had to be decanted, and with a lot of small breweries about the beer was also cloudy - at the same time gout was common (spirit drinkers did not get gout).
So, strictly speaking, the only wines that need to be decanted are those with some sediment--older reds that were deeply colored when they were young: Cabernets and Merlots, for example, or vintage Ports.
Wearing special gas suits and breathing masks firefighters and the tanker driver reduced the valve pressure to stop the spillage and decanted the acid into a storage tank.
Last meal I cooked - A huge pot of lamb stew which I then decanted into pots and put into the freezer so that I have meals on tap throughout the cold months.
In this way, clarified effluent (waste liquid) is decanted from the outlet side of the tank.