The definition of a sieve is a utensil with tight wire mesh that you can use to strain things.(noun)
To sieve is to pour something through a strainer or to examine something carefully, focusing on every detail.(verb)
When you strain the pulp out of orange juice, this is an example of a time when you sieve.
See sieve in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sive < OE sife, akin to Ger sieb < IE base *seip-, to drip > seep
See sieve in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English sive
Origin: , from Old English sife.
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