- to filter.
- liquid that has been passed through a filter.
Origin of filtrate
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The brew is prepared by the drip, or true percolator, method or by filtration.
In the homes, percolators and filtration devices are employed.
- the act or process of filtering
- a liquid or gas that has been filtered
- another name for filter (def. 7)
C17: from Medieval Latin filtrāre to filter
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Word Origin and History for filtration
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The process of passing a liquid through a filter.
- To put or go through a filter.
- Material, especially liquid, that has passed through a filter.
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- 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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