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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A device to hold solid pieces while liquid passes through.

Usage examples (38)
  • Here is the strainer. Drain the noodles in it.
  • Strain the liquid through a piece of cheesecloth to remove the unwanted berry parts, sometimes a strainer is adequate.
  • Nonnie, my host mom, helps me squish all the honey cells through a strainer, which is great fun.
  • The debris where the body was found is what rescuers call a strainer and "if you get into it, you're not getting out of it," Camps said. for more
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