Meaning of SIEVE in English

[ sɪv ]

■ noun a utensil consisting of a wire or plastic mesh held in a frame, used for straining solids from liquids, for separating coarser from finer particles, or for reducing soft solids to a pulp.

■ verb

1》 put through a ~.

2》 ( ~ through ) examine in detail.


OE sife (n.), of W. Gmc origin.

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