[ fil-treyt ]
/ ˈfɪl treɪt /

verb (used with or without object), fil·trat·ed, fil·trat·ing.

to filter.


liquid that has been passed through a filter.

Origin of filtrate

1605–15; <Medieval Latin filtrātus filtered, past participle of filtrāre.See filter, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for filtrate

/ (ˈfɪltreɪt) /


a liquid or gas that has been filtered


another name for filter (def. 7)

Derived forms of filtrate

filtratable, adjective

Word Origin for filtrate

C17: from Medieval Latin filtrāre to filter
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Medical definitions for filtrate

[ fĭltrāt′ ]


To put or go through a filter.


Material, especially liquid, that has passed through a filter.
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