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winnow
American English: /ˈwɪnoʊ/
British English: /ˈwɪnəʊ/

Translation of winnow in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (wheat/rice)
    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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