decant

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From French décanter

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decant (third-person singular simple present decants, present participle decanting, simple past and past participle decanted)

  1. To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another; as, to decant wine.
  2. (science fiction) To remove a clone from its chamber, vat, or artificial womb.
  3. To rehouse people while their buildings are being refurbished or rebuilt

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