filtrate

[ fil-treyt ]
/ ˈfɪl treɪt /
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verb (used with or without object), fil·trat·ed, fil·trat·ing.

to filter.

noun

liquid that has been passed through a filter.

Nearby words

  1. filtering operation,
  2. filth,
  3. filthy,
  4. filthy lucre,
  5. filtrable,
  6. filtration,
  7. filtration angle,
  8. filtration coefficient,
  9. filtration fraction,
  10. filum

Origin of filtrate

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

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British Dictionary definitions for filtration

filtration

/ (fɪlˈtreɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of filtering

filtrate

/ (ˈfɪltreɪt) /

noun

a liquid or gas that has been filtered

verb

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 filtration
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Medicine definitions for filtration

filtration

[ fĭl-trāshən ]

n.

The process of passing a liquid through a filter.

filtrate

[ fĭltrāt′ ]

v.

To put or go through a filter.

n.

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

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Science definitions for filtration

filtration

[ fĭl-trāshən ]

The act or process of filtering, especially the process of passing a liquid or gas, such as air, through a filter in order to remove solid particles.
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