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filter paper

  1. porous paper used in filtering.
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Origin of filter paper

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples of filter paper

  • This is washed on to a filter-paper, dried, ignited, and weighed.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

    W. H. Simmons

  • Immerse a piece of filter-paper and leave it in for 12 or 15 hours.

  • If filter-paper is not at hand, soak unsized paper to a pulp.

  • A little blood is caught on a piece of linen or filter-paper, and allowed to distribute itself in a thin layer.

  • The filter-paper must not be too large, but at the same time it must not be overloaded with the precipitate.

British Dictionary definitions for filter paper

filter paper

  1. a porous paper used for filtering liquids
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