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ˈwɪn oʊwin·now

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  1. winnow

    Synonyms:
    sift, simplify, eliminate, disencumber, sort

    Antonyms:
    confuse, amalgamate, confound, intermix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. winnow, winnowing, siftingverb

    the act of separating grain from chaff

    "the winnowing was done by women"

    Synonyms:
    sifting, winnowing

  2. winnow, fanverb

    separate the chaff from by using air currents

    "She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field"

    Synonyms:
    cull out, fan

  3. winnowverb

    blow on

    "The wind was winnowing her hair"; "the wind winnowed the grass"

    Synonyms:
    cull out, fan

  4. cull out, winnowverb

    select desirable parts from a group or list

    "cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence"; "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants"

    Synonyms:
    cull out, fan

  5. winnowverb

    blow away or off with a current of air

    "winnow chaff"

    Synonyms:
    cull out, fan

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  1. winnowverb

    Synonyms:
    fan, clear of chaff. separate, part, divide

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How to use winnow in a sentence?

  1. Tom Barrack:

    Nobody should count him out of the race. Strong, thoughtful, considerate, powerful, experienced -- a long shot for sure in Democratic circles, but as the other candidates start to winnow out, you never can tell what happens.

  2. Shannon Beckham:

    The DNC is using polling to winnow the field even further, when its voters and caucus-goers who should be determining our nominee.

  3. Assistant Attorney General Christina Grossi:

    Mr. Flood participated in the formation of the very procedures the agencies used to winnow down the millions of documents and identify those that are responsive to the subpoenas.

  4. David Bernhardt:

    The entire planning process is supposed to do this: start out big and winnow down.

  5. Sean Evans:

    It only makes sense that these numbers will winnow down over time, the undercard people don’t really have a place to move forward.


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