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filter

noun (n)

  • device that removes something from whatever passes through it (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Same as Philter. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • remove by passing through a filter (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Filter out the impurities.
    source: wordnet30
  • pass through (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream (verb.motion)
    Synonym: dribble, trickle
    source: wordnet30
  • To purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To pass through a filter; to percolate. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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