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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fil•trateˈfɪl treɪt(v.; n.)-trat•ed, -trat•ing

  1. (v.i.)to filter.

  2. (n.)liquid that has been passed through a filter.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of filtrate:

1605–15; < ML filtrātus, ptp. of filtrāre to filter

fil•tra′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. filtration(noun)

    the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium

  2. filtration(noun)

    the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

Wiktionary

  1. filtration(Noun)

    The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Filtration(noun)

    the act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it

Freebase

  1. Filtration

    Filtration is commonly the mechanical or physical operation which is used for the separation of solids from fluids by interposing a medium through which only the fluid can pass. Oversize solids in the fluid are retained, but the separation is not complete; solids will be contaminated with some fluid and filtrate will contain fine particles. Filtration is also used to describe some biological processes, especially in water treatment and sewage treatment in which undesirable constituents are removed by absorption into a biological film grown on or in the filter medium as in slow sand filtration.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Filtration

    A process of separating particulate matter from a fluid, such as air or a liquid, by passing the fluid carrier through a medium that will not pass the particulates. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

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