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  1. liquid that has been passed through a filter.

Origin of filtrate

1605–15; < Medieval Latin filtrātus filtered, past participle of filtrāre. See filter, -ate1
Related formsfil·trat·a·ble, adjectivefil·tra·tion, nounin·ter·fil·trate, verb (used with object), in·ter·fil·trat·ed, in·ter·fil·trat··ter·fil·tra·tion, nountrans·fil·tra·tion, nounun·fil·trat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for filtrate


  1. a liquid or gas that has been filtered
  1. another name for filter (def. 7)
Derived Formsfiltratable, adjective

Word Origin for filtrate

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.

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filtrate in Medicine


  1. To put or go through a filter.
  1. Material, especially liquid, that has passed through a filter.
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