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  Definition of Filter
  1. device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  2. an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
  3. pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"
  4. remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the impurities"
  5. run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"
Similar Words: percolate, sink in, permeate, filtrate, strain, separate out, filter out, trickle, dribble

 

Hyponyms: air filter, air cleaner, bacteria bed, coffee filter, drain basket, filter bed, fuel filter, light filter, diffusing screen, oil filter, strainer, water filter, glass wool, diatomaceous earth, diatomite, kieselguhr, infiltrate, leach, percolate

 

Derivational Morphology: filtrate, strain, separate out, filter out, filtration, permeation, pervasion, suffusion, percolation, infiltration, strainer, drip, trickle, dribble

 

Anagrams: trifle, lifter

 

 
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