Definition of Decantation

1. Noun. The act of gently pouring off a clear liquor (as from its original bottle) without disturbing the lees.

Generic synonyms: Transfusion
Derivative terms: Decant



Definition of Decantation

1. n. The act of pouring off a clear liquor gently from its lees or sediment, or from one vessel into another.

Definition of Decantation

1. Noun. The act of decanting the supernatant liquid from a solid sediment ¹

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Definition of Decantation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decantation

1. Pouring off the clear upper portion of a fluid, leaving a sediment or precipitate. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decantation

decanes
decanethiol
decanethiols
decangular
decani
decanoate
decanoates
decanoic
decanoic acid
decanoic acids
decanoin
decanormal
decanoyl
decanoyls
decant
decantation (current term)
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decants
decaoxide
decaoxides
decapacitate
decapacitated
decapacitates
decapacitating

Literary usage of Decantation

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1. A System of Instruction in Quantitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1893)
"The separation of precipitates from the fluid in which they are suspended, is effected either by decantation or filtration, or by both these processes ..."

2. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"Unless the moisture in the underflow can be reduced to 50 per cent. the method is inferior to the ordinary intermittent decantation process. ..."

3. Quantitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1903)
"decantation will always be found a very expeditious and accurate method of separation, if the process be conducted with due care; it is necessary, however, ..."

4. Chemical and Pharmaceutic Manipulations: A Manual of the Mechanical and by Campbell Morfit, Alexander Mucklé (1849)
"decantation.—FILTRATION. Precipitates which are substances deposited by any ... decantation from small vessels in nice experiments is practiced by gently ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"This is the principle on which all successful countercurrent decantation plants operate at the present time, but Randall's plant was not successful because ..."

6. The Metallurgy of the Common Metals, Gold, Silver, Iron (and Steel), Copper by Leonard Strong Austin (1921)
"In most plants where continuous decantation has been successfully used, underflows of 35 to 40 per cent moisture are usually maintained and solution equal ..."

7. Text Book of Cyanide Practice by H. W. MacFarren (1912)
"CHAPTER X decantation THE decantation system was the first method devised for treating slime, and was the principal one used until the invention and ..."

8. Details of Cyanide Practice by Herbert Ashton Megraw (1914)
"CHAPTER IX CONTINUOUS decantation OF SLIME The advent of a new process is not ... In the days when the decantation method of treating slime was the only one ..."

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