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verb (used with or without object), fil·trat·ed, fil·trat·ing.
  1. to filter.
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  1. liquid that has been passed through a filter.
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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·ing.in·ter·fil·tra·tion, nountrans·fil·tra·tion, nounun·fil·trat·ed, adjective
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Related Words for filtrated

filter, permeate, bubble, ooze, pervade, drain, clean, leak, winnow, sift, refine, percolate, penetrate, trickle, dribble, seep, strain, extract, filtrate, leach

Examples from the Web for filtrated

Historical Examples of filtrated

  • The filtrated liquor was highly impregnated with the camphor.

    Experiments and Observations on the Following Subjects

    Thomas Henry

  • When a large quantity of fluid is to be filtrated, the paper is supported by the frame of wood, Pl.

    Elements of Chemistry,

    Antoine Lavoisier

  • I then added thirty grains of strong quick-lime in exceeding fine powder, shook the mixture well, and filtrated it.

  • The oily part is now filtrated through strainers; and the remainder, which is called foots, is again heated, and put into casks.

  • This was not acting, but the flashing of a stream where the sunshine reached to its bed; was filtrated through pure, sweet waters.


    Marion Harland

British Dictionary definitions for filtrated


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

Word Origin for filtrate

C17: from Medieval Latin filtrāre to filter
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Word Origin and History for filtrated



1610s, probably a back-formation from filtration. As a noun, from 1846.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

filtrated in Medicine


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