Someone decants a bottle of wine.
When you pour wine from its bottle into a nice glass container, this is an example of a time when you decant.
- to pour off (a liquid, as wine) gently without stirring up the sediment
- to pour from one container into another
Origin of decantFrench décanter ; from Medieval Latin decanthare ; from Classical Latin de-, from + cant(h)us: see cant
transitive verbde·cant·ed, de·cant·ing, de·cants
- To pour off (wine, for example) without disturbing the sediment.
- To pour (a liquid) from one container into another.
Origin of decantMedieval Latin d&emacron;canthare : Latin d&emacron;-, de- + Latin canthus, rim of a wheel or vessel (of Celtic origin).
(third-person singular simple present decants, present participle decanting, simple past and past participle decanted)
From French décanter