To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
Bolt means to suddenly move or run.
To filter, ooze, or trickle
To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
To change or progress gradually:
To place or arrange according to class, kind, or size; classify:
To treat or coat with size or a similar substance.
To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
To remove or separate by means of a filter
Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.
To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
To search thoroughly; look through:
To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
To solve or explain (a riddle)
1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.35:
To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
To sieve is to pour something through a strainer or to examine something carefully, focusing on every detail.
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