WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
de•cant /dɪˈkænt/USA pronunciation   v. [ + obj]
  1. to pour (a liquid) from one container to another, often slowly and carefully.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
de•cant  (di kant),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to pour (wine or other liquid) gently so as not to disturb the sediment.
  2. to pour (a liquid) from one container to another.
de•can•ta•tion  (dē′kan tāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Greek kánthos corner of the eye, tire) + -āre infinitive suffix
  • Medieval Latin dēcanthāre, equivalent. to Latin dē- de- + Medieval Latin canth(us) spout, rim of a vessel (Latin: iron band round a wheel
  • 1625–35;


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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