- to filter.
- liquid that has been passed through a filter.
Origin of filtrate
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The salt can be recovered from the filtrate by evaporation of the water.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
The filtrate was evaporated and the residue extracted with alcohol.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
When, therefore, chromium is not detected in the precipitate, the filtrate should also be examined.Legal Chemistry
If turmeric is present the filtrate will appear fluorescent.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants
Edwin M. Bruce
In the filtrate the free alkali is estimated by a normal acid.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- a liquid or gas that has been filtered
- another name for filter (def. 7)
C17: from Medieval Latin filtrāre to filter
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Word Origin and History for filtrate
1610s, probably a back-formation from filtration. As a noun, from 1846.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To put or go through a filter.
- Material, especially liquid, that has passed through a filter.
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