verb (used with object)
Origin of decant
Examples from the Web for decanted
Both sorts, when decanted clear off, are put up in casks or bottles, and preserved for making spruce beer.
How many times the Church has decanted the new wine of Christianity into the old bottles of heathendom.The Book of Hallowe'en|Ruth Edna Kelley
He took up a fruit salad, poised it for a moment, then decanted it over Mr. Gossett's bald head.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
Less'n a minute and a half by the clock she'd been in there, but she certainly had decanted the beans.Torchy As A Pa|Sewell Ford
The solution, decanted from the iron and mercury, is then placed in a retort and distilled; the acid coming over at a gentle heat.
British Dictionary definitions for decanted
Word Origin for decant
Word Origin and History for decanted
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.