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filterable

[fil-ter-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being filtered.
2.
Microbiology. capable of passing through bacteria-retaining filters.
Also, filtrable.


Origin:
1905–10; filter + -able

filterability, filterableness, noun
nonfilterable, adjective
unfilterable, adjective
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filterable or filtrable (ˈfɪltərəbəl, ˈfɪltrəbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of being filtered
2.  (of most viruses and certain bacteria) capable of passing through the pores of a fine filter
 
filtrable or filtrable
 
adj
 
filtera'bility or filtrable
 
n
 
'filterableness or filtrable
 
n

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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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