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winnow

Pronunciation: /ˈwɪnəʊ/

Translation of winnow in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [wheat/rice] aventar* to winnow truth from lies discernir* la verdad de la mentira
    Example sentences
    • As, when grain is shaken and winnowed by fans and other instruments used in the threshing of corn, the close and heavy particles are borne away and settle in one direction, and the loose and light particles in another.
    • A person in clean moccasins then ‘danced the rice’ treading on it to remove the hull and then tossing it into the air to winnow the chaff.

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