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filterable

[fil-ter-uh-buh l] /ˈfɪl tər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being filtered.
2.
Microbiology. capable of passing through bacteria-retaining filters.
Also, filtrable.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; filter + -able
Related forms
filterability, filterableness, noun
nonfilterable, adjective
unfilterable, adjective
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Examples from the web for filterable
  • Particulate matter of all sizes is regulated as total filterable particulate matter.
  • Particulate emissions may be categorized as either filterable or condensable.
  • Both methods include the same requirements and allowances for measuring filterable and condensable particulate.
  • The filterable particulate is that material collected on or before the sample filter.
  • The small amounts of water found are not drinkable or filterable due to the high sediment content.
British Dictionary definitions for filterable

filterable

/ˈfɪltərəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being filtered
2.
(of most viruses and certain bacteria) capable of passing through the pores of a fine filter
Derived Forms
filterability, filterableness, noun
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filterable in Medicine

filterable fil·ter·a·ble (fĭl'tər-ə-bəl, fĭl'trə-) or fil·tra·ble (-trə-bəl)
adj.
Relating to smaller viruses and some bacteria capable of passing through a fine-pored filter.

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