WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
de•cant /dɪˈkænt/USA pronunciation  v. [ + obj]

    to pour (a liquid) from one container to another, often slowly and carefully.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

decant /dɪˈkænt/ vb
  1. to pour (a liquid, such as wine) from one container to another, esp without disturbing any sediment
  2. (transitive) to rehouse (people) while their homes are being rebuilt or refurbished
Etymology: 17th Century: from Medieval Latin dēcanthāre, from canthus spout, rim; see canthus



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