verb (used with object)
Origin of decant
Related formsde·can·ta·tion [dee-kan-tey-shuh n] /ˌdi kænˈteɪ ʃən/, noun
Examples from the Web for decantation
Repeat the decantation, shaking the test-tube, closed with a rubber cork, vigorously each time.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity|Charles Sumner Boyer
Dilute with a large quantity of water and wash by decantation.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants|Edwin M. Bruce
The little cotton rope at once performs the operations of decantation and filtration.
It is then washed several times by decantation with fresh water, and, lastly, with a weak solution of soda.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
The two solutions are mixed, this precipitate is washed eight times by decantation, collected on a filter and pressed.