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  • n. The act of decanting the supernatant liquid from a solid sediment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of pouring off a clear liquor gently from its lees or sediment, or from one vessel into another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of pouring liquor gently from its lees or sediment, or from one vessel into another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of gently pouring off a clear liquor (as from its original bottle) without disturbing the lees


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  • -- The purification of conjugial love may be compared with the purification of natural spirits, as effected by the chemists, and called decantation, 145.

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  • They are then pressed with a pneumatic press, and the decantation is done at a low temperature.

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  • It has become much more supple and delicious and can be drunk after several hours of decantation with great pleasure.

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  • After decantation of the crude cake, the neem solution is drained out, filtered and passed to the next procedure.

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  • Dipped nets removed one by one after a few minutes are wrung thoroughly above the dipping container, and placed in an open plastic basket for some time over the decantation part to allow draining.

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  • Combine sediment from different runs and recover as much oil as possible by standing and decantation.

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  • The mixture is allowed to stand and the oil separated from the water by decantation.

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  • The methods of nitration or decantation, the use of new containers which have never been used, the taking into account of the pharmaceutical forms (especially orally or externally) explain in part the situation.

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  • Mix, wash well the precipitate — barium sulphate — by decantation, and when well drained, mix to the following solution:

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