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filter

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noun fil·ter \ˈfil-tər\

Medical Definition of filter

  1. 1:  a porous article or mass (as of paper or sand) through which a gas or liquid is passed to separate out matter in suspension

  2. 2:  an apparatus containing a filter medium

  3. 3a:  a device or material for suppressing or minimizing waves or oscillations of certain frequencies (as of electricity, light, or sound)b:  a transparent material (as colored glass) that absorbs light of certain wavelengths or colors selectively and is used for modifying light that reaches a sensitized photographic material—called also color filter




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filter

verb fil·ter

Medical Definition of filter

filtered; filtering \-t(ə-)riŋ\play

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to subject to the action of a filter

  4. 2:  to remove by means of a filter

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to pass or move through or as if through a filter





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