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Feb 20, 2014
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escutcheon
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decant
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decant

PRONUNCIATION:
(di-KANT)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To pour, especially in a manner that the sediment is left behind.
2. To rehouse people while their buildings are being rebuilt or refurbished.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French décanter (to settle or to clarify), from Latin decanthare, from de- (from) + canthus (spout, rim). Earliest documented use: 1633.

USAGE:
"Once a customer makes a purchase, she decants the oil into dark glass bottles."
Chris Copley; New Tasting Gallery; The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Maryland); Oct 29, 2013.

"The council say decanting Muirfield pupils to the huts will speed up construction."
Graeme Bletcher; Arbroath Primary School Move Branded 'Insane'; The Courier (Dundee, Scotland); Nov 8, 2013.

See more usage examples of decant in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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