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filtrate

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verb (used with or without object), fil·trat·ed, fil·trat·ing.
  1. to filter.
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noun
  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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Examples from the Web for filtration

Historical Examples

  • What is the emancipation of woman but the filtration of old thought?

    Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia

    Various

  • Pour the emulsion into the filter reservoir and start the filtration.

  • The water is then drawn off into filtration beds, made in the following manner.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • The brew is prepared by the drip, or true percolator, method or by filtration.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • In the homes, percolators and filtration devices are employed.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers


British Dictionary definitions for filtration

filtration

noun
  1. the act or process of filtering
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filtrate

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

Word Origin

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.)).

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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.
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filtrate

(fĭltrāt′)
v.
  1. To put or go through a filter.
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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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