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sieve

sieve

 
pronunciation:
sIv
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a utensil with a wire mesh or finely perforated bottom, used as a strainer or to sift or purée solids.
similar words:
filter
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: sieved, sieves, sieving
definition: to pass or force through, or as if through, a sieve; sift.
similar words:
bolt, sift, strain
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derivation: sievelike (adj.)
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