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Definition of winnow verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



winnow somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they winnow
he / she / it winnows
past simple winnowed
-ing form winnowing
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to blow air through grain in order to remove its outer covering (called thechaff) Phrasal Verbswinnow somebody/something out (of something)
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