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Is decan a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word decan is a Scrabble US word. The word decan is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

D2E1C3A1N1

Is decan a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word decan is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

D2E1C3A1N1

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You can make 35 words from 'decan' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

5 letters words from 'decan'

ACNED 8CANED 8
DANCE 8DECAN 8

4 letters words from 'decan'

ACED 7ACNE 6
ANCE 6CADE 7
CANE 6DACE 7
DEAN 5ECAD 7

3 letters words from 'decan'

ACE 5AND 4
ANE 3CAD 6
CAN 5DAE 4
DAN 4DEN 4
EAN 3END 4
NAE 3NED 4

2 letters words from 'decan'

AD 3AE 2
AN 2DA 3
DE 3EA 2
ED 3EN 2
NA 2NE 2

All 5 letters words made out of decan

decan edcan dcean cdean ecdan cedan deacn edacn daecn adecn eadcn aedcn dcaen cdaen dacen adcen caden acden ecadn ceadn eacdn aecdn caedn acedn decna edcna dcena cdena ecdna cedna denca ednca dneca ndeca endca nedca dcnea cdnea dncea ndcea cndea ncdea ecnda cenda encda necda cneda nceda deanc edanc daenc adenc eadnc aednc denac ednac dneac ndeac endac nedac danec adnec dnaec ndaec andec nadec eandc aendc enadc neadc anedc naedc dcane cdane dacne adcne cadne acdne dcnae cdnae dncae ndcae cndae ncdae dance adnce dnace ndace andce nadce cande acnde cnade ncade ancde nacde ecand ceand eacnd aecnd caend acend ecnad cenad encad necad cnead ncead eancd aencd enacd neacd anecd naecd caned acned cnaed ncaed anced naced

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word decan. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in decan.

Definitions and meaning of decan

decan

Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛkən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkən

Noun

decan (plural decans)

  1. (Egyptology, astrology) One of a collection of 36 small constellations or zodiacal subdivisions that appear heliacally at intervals of 10 days or are separated by approximately 10 degrees.

Etymology 2

de- +‎ can

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di.kæn/

Verb

decan (third-person singular simple present decans, present participle decanning, simple past and past participle decanned)

  1. To remove (something, especially nuclear reactor fuel) from a can or similar protective enclosure, cladding, etc.
    • 1962, American Nuclear Society, Hot Laboratory Division, Winter Meeting, Proceedings of the tenth Conference on Hot Laboratories and Equipment:
      (4) The time required to decan the elements should be minimized due to the highly reactive nature of the exposed fuel even in the inert atmosphere of the cell. Remote Repair. The decanning machine is to be remotely operated, [...]
    • 1965, Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Reactor Development Program Progress Report
      A machine to decan the blanket elements contained in the core, outer, and inner blanket subassemblies is being designed. The machine will consist of transfer magazines, a cutting unit, an ejector unit and a sampling unit.
    • 1996, Journal of Engineering for Industry
      Can Design for Nonisothermal Pancake Forging of Gamma Titanium Aluminide Alloys
      The design of cans to produce [...]. After decanning, the pancakes revealed "flaky" and sporadically cracked flat surfaces, noticeable dead metal zones at the [...]
    • 2011, Frank Crundwell, Michael Moats, Venkoba Ramachandran, Timothy Robinson, W. G. Davenport, Extractive Metallurgy of Nickel, Cobalt and Platinum Group Metals, Elsevier (→ISBN), page 539:
      (a) collecting end-of-use automobiles; (b) dismantling them into major components, including batteries and catalytic converters; (c) decanning the converters by shearing the cans crossways into two halves; (d) [...]

Anagrams

  • Caden, Dance, acned, caned, dance

Esperanto

Adjective

decan

  1. accusative singular of deca

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin decanus or German Dekan.

Noun

decan m (plural decani)

  1. dean

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • one of three equal 10-degree divisions of a sign of the zodiac.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)