verb (used with object)
- decanedioic acid,
- decanoic acid,
Origin of decant
Examples from the Web for decant
Cover it, and leave for forty-eight hours; then decant into bottles, being careful to leave all sediment behind.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Boil for five minutes, allow to stand, and decant off clear fluid from sediment.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
Decant the clear liquid from the sediment after a week or ten days rest.
And after Lady Watcyn, advances the old doctor with a dozen of port, forty years upon it, and a long sermon on how to decant it.The Great Return|Arthur Machen
After most of the curd has settled, decant as much as possible of the fat.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants|Edwin M. Bruce
Word Origin for decant
1630s, "pour off the clear liquid from a solution by gently tipping the vessel," originally an alchemical term, from French décanter, perhaps from Medieval Latin decanthare "to pour from the edge of a vessel," from de- + Medieval Latin canthus "corner, lip of a jug," from Latin cantus, canthus "iron rim around a carriage wheel." Related: Decanted; decanting.