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filtrate

[fil-treyt] /ˈfɪl treɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), filtrated, filtrating.
1.
to filter.
noun
2.
liquid that has been passed through a filter.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin filtrātus filtered, past participle of filtrāre. See filter, -ate1
Related forms
filtratable, adjective
filtration, noun
interfiltrate, verb (used with object), interfiltrated, interfiltrating.
interfiltration, noun
transfiltration, noun
unfiltrated, adjective
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Examples for filtrate
  • In all tests the filtrate was recycled back into the feed tank to maintain a constant solids concentration.
  • The majority of the process filtrate is expected to be transferred to the vermiculture facility for use as makeup water.
British Dictionary definitions for filtrate

filtrate

/ˈfɪltreɪt/
noun
1.
a liquid or gas that has been filtered
verb
2.
another name for filter (sense 7)
Derived Forms
filtratable, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin filtrāre to filter
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Word Origin and History for filtrate
filtrate
1610s, probably a back formation from filtration.
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filtrate in Medicine

filtrate fil·trate (fĭl'trāt')
v. fil·trat·ed, fil·trat·ing, fil·trates
To put or go through a filter. n.
Material, especially liquid, that has passed through a filter.

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