- vt. 移入其他容器；轻轻倒出
- n. (Decant)人名；(法)德康
de-, 向下。-cant, 弯，倾斜，词源同cantilever. 即向下倾斜，倒入。
- decant:  The word decant depends on a metaphorical connection perceived in the ancient world between the ‘corner of someone’s eye’ (Greek kānthos) and the ‘lip of a jug’. On the basis of this, Latin acquired the word canthus ‘lip of a jug’. From this was formed in medieval Latin the verb dēcanthāre ‘pour out’, a word originally used by alchemists to denote the careful pouring off of a liquid from its sediment. English probably acquired the verb direct from Latin.
- decant (v.)
- 1630s, "pour off the clear liquid from a solution by gently tipping the vessel," originally an alchemical term, from French décanter, perhaps from Medieval Latin decanthare "to pour from the edge of a vessel," from de- + Medieval Latin canthus "corner, lip of a jug," from Latin cantus, canthus "iron rim around a carriage wheel." Related: Decanted; decanting.
- 1. She always used to decant the milk into a jug.
- 2. May I decant it now to allow it to breathe?
- 3. You centrifuge the solution, decant the supernatant, and discard the pellet.
- 你然后对溶液离心, 慢慢倒出上清,弃沉淀.对上清液你加更多的硫酸铵.
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