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Synonyms for sieve

Synonyms for sieve

a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

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examine in order to test suitability

check and sort carefully

separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

distinguish and separate out

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Once the basement membrane has lost its gel-like nature, the endothelial cell layer has become more porous, and the sievelike nature of its collagen mesh has lost much of its integrity, there is a steady invasion of blood solutes like calcium, lipids, fats, and even pathogenic microbes with their associated toxins.
Water and debris drain back toward the wall, where a removable sievelike plate runs even with the counter across the sink's width.
Baleen whales strain tiny krill and plankton from the water through a sievelike, horny material in their mouths called baleen.
He has come to the conclusion that all history--kings, princes, classes, clans, causes, gods, heroes, coincidences, conspiracies, cabals; Chinese stages and Russian periods and Soviet steps and forward leaps and new world orders; the study of language, the science of men in time or the process by which consciousness seeks to contain its sievelike self--is a cover-up for what any one man, tribe, culture or nation-state will do to any other if it ever gets the power and the chance.
Time and again, my office uncovered practices that would shock the public: sloppy inspections of planes, perfunctory review of pilots, lax oversight of airline procedures, disregard for bogus airplane parts, sievelike security at airports, antiquated air-traffic-control systems," Schiavo writes in her book, Flying Blind, Flying Safe.