Definition of decant verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

decant

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈkænt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkænt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decant
BrE BrE//dɪˈkænt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkænt//
 
he / she / it decants
BrE BrE//dɪˈkænts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkænts//
 
past simple decanted
BrE BrE//dɪˈkæntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkæntɪd//
 
past participle decanted
BrE BrE//dɪˈkæntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkæntɪd//
 
-ing form decanting
BrE BrE//dɪˈkæntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkæntɪŋ//
 
 
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decant something (into something) to pour liquid, especially wine, from one container into another Decant the wine and allow it to stand at room temperature for a couple of hours. They buy wine in bulk and decant it into smaller bottles to sell. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin decanthare, from Latin de- ‘away from’ + canthus ‘edge, rim’ (used to denote the angular lip of a beaker), from Greek kanthos ‘corner of the eye’.
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