Word of the Day – Have you heard of the word ‘decant’?

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We are excited to teach new words, are you excited to learn? The word for today is Decant /dɪˈkænt/.

Decant is a verb that means to pour something (wine or any other liquid) gently from one container into another so as not to disturb the sediment.

It could also mean to temporarily transfer people to another place  

Other words that could be used in place of decant are: pour, transfer, empty, draw off.

For example

My mum always decants the milk into a jug.

He decanted the rich red liquid into some glasses.

After the flood the local government decanted people whose houses were affected to shelter homes.


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