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filter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of filter

  1. 1 to pass through a filter <steep the tea and then filter it to get rid of the leaves> Synonyms strain, screenRelated Words leach, percolate

  2. 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), clarify, fine, garble, purifyRelated Words process, rectify, refine; clean, cleanse, decontaminate, elutriate, purge, wash; extract, leach; bolt, screen, sieve, sift; disinfect, sanitizeNear Antonyms cloud, dull, muddy; contaminate, dirty, soil; defile, pollute, taint; begrime, besmirch, foul, sully




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