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sieve

(siv),
A meshed or perforated device for separating fine particles from coarser ones.
[O.E. sive]

sieve

A slang term for an A&E/ER doctor who admits almost every patient he or she sees to hospital.

sieve

(sĭv)
A device consisting of a mesh with holes of uniform size. It is used to separate particles above a certain size from solutions or powders.

molecular sieve

A type of sieve in which the molecular material present in the gel or crystal will adsorb molecules of a certain kind and let others pass.
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We sieved the sample by shaking the screen back and forth for up to 10 minutes.
It also shows the mean and range of saturation levels of samples that were dry enough to be sieved both within and outside of the practicality range (defined as the range of saturation levels that allowed for sieving within 30 minutes).
At Big Spring, the sample was weighed, dried at 100'C for 72 hours, then sieved in a compact rotary sieve (3).