filter


filter

verb

Definition of FILTER

1
to pass through a filter <steep the tea and then filter it to get rid of the leaves>
Synonyms filter, screen
Related Words leach, percolate
2
to remove usually visible impurities from <after frying the chicken, we filtered the oil and kept it in the refrigerator to use again>
Synonyms clear, distill (also distil), filter, fine, garble, purify

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