• To pour off (a liquid) gently, so as not to disturb the sediment.
  • To pour from one vessel into another.
  • To flow.
  • To remove a clone from its chamber, vat, or artificial womb.
  • To rehouse people while their buildings are being refurbished or rebuilt.


  • From French décanter, from Medieval Latin dēcanthō, from dē- + canthus.

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