verb (used with or without object), fil·trat·ed, fil·trat·ing.
Origin of filtrate
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Historical Examples of filtration
What is the emancipation of woman but the filtration of old thought?
Pour the emulsion into the filter reservoir and start the filtration.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
The water is then drawn off into filtration beds, made in the following manner.How it Works
The brew is prepared by the drip, or true percolator, method or by filtration.
In the homes, percolators and filtration devices are employed.
Word Origin for filtrate
c.1600, perhaps from French filtration (1570s), noun of action from filter "to filter" (see filter (v.)).
1610s, probably a back-formation from filtration. As a noun, from 1846.