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