filter bed


: a sand or gravel bed for filtering water or sewage

Examples of filter bed in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of filter bed was in 1828

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“Filter bed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

filter bed

: a bed of sand or gravel for filtering water or sewage
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