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- v. To strain, as if through a sieve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to pass through a sieve or colander; to strain, as through a sieve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strain; cause to pass through, or as through, a sieve or colander; filter; percolate.
trans- + Latin colare, colatum, to filter, to strain. (Wiktionary)