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 strain 

1. To pour a liquid or dry ingredient through a SIEVE, STRAINER or CHEESECLOTH to remove undesirable particles. 2. To press soft food through the holes of a sieve, which results in a pureed texture. Food for infants or those on special diets is sometimes processed this way.

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Material adapted from the The New Food Lover's Companion

© Copyright Barron's Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on
THE FOOD LOVER'S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst.


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