filtrate

[fil-treyt]
noun
  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·ing.in·ter·fil·tra·tion, nountrans·fil·tra·tion, nounun·fil·trat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for filtration

filtration

noun
  1. the act or process of filtering

filtrate

noun
  1. a liquid or gas that has been filtered
verb
  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 filtration
n.

c.1600, perhaps from French filtration (1570s), noun of action from filter "to filter" (see filter (v.)).

filtrate

v.

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

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filtration in Medicine

filtration

[fĭl-trāshən]
n.
  1. The process of passing a liquid through a filter.

filtrate

[fĭltrāt′]
v.
  1. To put or go through a filter.
n.
  1. Material, especially liquid, that has passed through a filter.
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filtration in Science

filtration

[fĭl-trāshən]
  1. 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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