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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