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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]
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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.
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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 planning for disasters in the UK's West Gloucester region, provisions were made for patients to be decanted to smaller hospitals so as to free beds in the larger hospitals.
In other situations, such as epidemics, war or disasters, plans have been made for patients to be decanted and services moved from one facility to another.
As state statutes proliferate, more trusts will be decanted, and cases testing the actions of trustees will be litigated by beneficiaries and taxing authorities.