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sifted, past participle; sifting, present participle; sifted, past tense; sifts, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Put (a fine, loose, or powdery substance) through a sieve so as to remove lumps or large particles
    • - sift the flour into a large bowl
  2. Examine (something) thoroughly so as to isolate that which is most important or useful
    • - until we sift the evidence ourselves, we can't comment objectively
    • - the fourth stage involves sifting through the data and evaluating it
  3. Separate something, esp. something to be discarded, from something else
    • - he asked for streamlined procedures to sift out frivolous applications
  4. Cause to flow or pass as through a sieve
    • - Melanie sifted the warm sand through her fingers
  5. (of snow, ash, light, or something similar) Descend or float down lightly or sparsely as if sprinkled from a sieve
    • - ash began to sift down around them
  1. An act of sifting something, esp. so as to isolate that which is most important or useful
    • - a careful archaeological sift must be made through the debris
  2. An amount of sifted material
    • - the floor was dusted with a fine sift of flour

  1. move as if through a sieve; "The soldiers sifted through the woods"
  2. separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
  3. sieve: check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
  4. sieve: distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
  5. (sifting) winnow: the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women"
  6. A sieve, or sifter, separates wanted elements from unwanted material using a filter such as a mesh or net. However, in cooking, especially with flour, a sifter is used to aerate the substance, among other things. A strainer is a type of sieve typically used to separate a solid from a liquid. ...
  7. To sieve or strain (something); To separate or scatter (things) as if by sieving; To examine (something) carefully
  8. Having been sifted
  9. (Sifted) (Process) Materials that have been passed through wire sieves to separate particles in different sizes. The separation of finer materials than would be done by screening (AAFCO, 2000).
  10. (Sifted) Usually this means that the ingredient called for in your baking recipes is sifted and then measured them leveled. Cooking Terms used in recipes should say either sifted or not sifted. I do this for baking cocoa, confectioners sugar or when I use a cake flour.
  11. (Sifting) English translation of Japanese seiri, one of the 5S’s used for workplace organization. Sifting involves screening through unnecessary materials and simplifying the work environment. Sifting is separating the essential from the nonessential.
  12. (sifting) The displaying of clips that meet specific criteria in a bin.
  13. to remove lumps from certain foods while aerating it
  14. To put dry ingredients through a fine sieve or sifter
  15. Systematic Integrated Framework for Trade Analysis
  16. To pass usually dry ingredients through a fine wire mesh so as to produce a uniform consistency and add air to a dry ingredient, such as flour and catches any clumps or unwanted particles to be discarded. ...
  17. (v): question, examine; also understand, comprehend. FS (3-Rich2, Ham Q2, AWEW); Golding Ovid; Edwards Dam&Pith; Lyly Gallathea, Woman ... Moon; Greene Never too Late, Pandosto; (anon.) Ironside, Weakest.
  18. Service Increment for Teaching - cash to hospitals for training medical students
  19. To separate a mixture of solids using a screen or sieve.
  20. Sifting is passing a dry ingredient such as flour of powdered sugar through the find mesh of a sieve or sifter for the purpose of breaking up lumps and making it lighter in texture. Sifting is used in baking to achieve finer baked goods and smoother frostings.
  21. To remove large lumps from a dry ingredient such as flour or confectioners’ sugar by passing it through a fine mesh. This process also incorporates air into the ingredients, making them lighter.
  22. the glutinous rice flour into a bowl.
  23. To sift flour and dry ingredients through a sieve. Flour will pack from its own weight, sifting incorporates air into the flour and insures accurate measuring.
  24. Passing an ingredient through a fine screen to provide for a consistent, fluffy ingredient. Often used on flour.
  25. pass through a screen to remove lumps