verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sift
Examples from the Web for unsifted
Unsifted means one who has not nicely canvassed and examined the peril of her situation.Hamlet|William Shakespeare
Bake the meal into bread by mixing it, unsifted, with sour milk, and adding a little soda and pepper.
If the milk dressing is used, it should simply be poured over the (unsifted) Graham, and not made into a batter.
Inquiry and doubt are silenced by citation of ancient laws or a multitude of miscellaneous and unsifted cases.How We Think|John Dewey
In like manner they sift cochineal, and sell it at a less price than what is unsifted.
Word Origin for sift
Old English siftan "pass (something) through a sieve," from Proto-Germanic *sib- (cf. Dutch ziften, Middle Low German sichten, German sichten "to sift;" see sieve (n.)). Intransitive sense "to pass loosely or fall scatteredly" is from 1590s. Metaphoric sense of "look carefully through" first recorded 1530s. Related: Sifted; sifting.