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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)


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