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  • n. The process of separating the lighter particles from the heavier ones by means of an upward directed stream of gas or liquid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of elutriating; a decanting or racking off by means of water, as finer particles from heavier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation of cleansing by washing and decanting.

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  • The process of separating the lighter particles from the heavier ones by means of an upward directed stream of gas or liquid.

    October 14, 2008