To decant is defined as to gradually pour liquid from one container with sediment into another without disturbing the sediment.(verb)
When you pour wine from its bottle into a nice glass container, this is an example of a time when you decant.
See decant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr décanter < ML decanthare < L de-, from + cant(h)us: see cant
See decant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb de·cant·ed, de·cant·ing, de·cants
Origin: Medieval Latin dēcanthāre
Origin: : Latin dē-, de-
Origin: + Latin canthus, rim of a wheel or vessel (of Celtic origin).
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