Definitions of winnow:
- noun: the act of separating grain from chaff
Example: "The winnowing was done by women"
- verb: treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated
Example: "Winnow grain"
- verb: separate from chaff
Example: "She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field"
- verb: remove by a current of air
Example: "Winnow chaff"
- verb: blow on
Example: "The wind was winnowing her hair"
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