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synonyms for sifting

  • analyze
  • comb
  • delve into
  • drain
  • evaluate
  • examine
  • explore
  • filter
  • go through
  • investigate
  • pore over
  • scrutinize
  • winnow
  • clean
  • fathom
  • grade
  • inquire
  • pan
  • part
  • probe
  • prospect
  • purify
  • riddle
  • screen
  • search
  • separate
  • sieve
  • size
  • sort
  • strain
  • colander
  • dig into
  • go into
  • look into
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antonyms for sifting

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  • combine
  • adulterate
  • dirty
  • join
  • put in
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How to use sifting in a sentence

Added microalgae can gobble up the fats and oils, and fine filters sift out the other bad junk.
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Too bad Lisa Robinson didn’t focus more on how women are shaping music’s future, rather than sifting through the ashes of the past.
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Spoon the mixture into a small fine-mesh sieve with larger holes, sift the ingredients through, discarding any remaining unground bits.
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The technology can help engineers manage multiple design variations for semiconductors, for example, or sift through routine bug reports that software developers would otherwise have to manually review to figure out what is causing a glitch.
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On the podcast, the crew sifted through the flurry of political mailers in recent days and pulled out a few interesting ones in the San Diego mayor’s race.
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On the show this week, hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts sift through the mail and assess how each camp is using it to their benefit.
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In our search for a needle, maybe we just need to sift more straw.
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In other words, powerful computers can sift through millions of photos of cats to understand minute feline characteristics.
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To combat it, scientists have sifted through centuries of literature about how the world coped with past pandemics.
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Analysts sift through those data to look for something meaningful.
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WORDS RELATED TO SIFTING

  • coursing
  • exploration
  • field sport
  • following
  • game
  • hounding
  • hunting
  • inquest
  • inquiry
  • inquisition
  • interrogation
  • investigation
  • look-see
  • meddling
  • probe
  • prosecution
  • prying
  • pursuance
  • pursuing
  • pursuit
  • quest
  • race
  • raid
  • reconnaissance
  • research
  • rummage
  • scrutiny
  • seeking
  • sifting
  • snooping
  • sporting
  • steeplechase
  • study
  • tracing
  • trailing
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