from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put or go through a filter.
- n. Material, especially liquid, that has passed through a filter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The liquid or solution that has passed through a filter, and which has been separated from the filtride.
- v. To filter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To filter; to defecate; as liquid, by straining or percolation.
- n. That which has been filtered; the liquid which has passed through the filter in the process of filtration. Contrasted with
retentate, the material remaining on the filter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To filter; defecate, as liquor, by straining or percolation: also used figuratively.
- n. The liquid which has been passed through a filter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove by passing through a filter
- n. the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter
New Latin filtrāre, filtrāt-, to filter, from Medieval Latin filtrum, filter; see filter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)