filterable

adjective

fil·​ter·​able ˈfil-t(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce filterable (audio)
variants or less commonly filtrable
: capable of being filtered or of passing through a filter
filterability noun

Examples of filterable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s all showcased in an easy-to-understand, filterable computer dashboard that’s customizable by region, timeline, and specific crop. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 4 Jan. 2024 In 1901, American researchers studying yellow fever in Cuba concluded that the disease carried by mosquitoes was caused by something small enough to be filterable, too. Theresa MacHemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Mar. 2020 In 1898, the same year as Beijerinck’s work was published, foot-and-mouth disease in cattle became the first animal illness linked to a filterable agent, or a microbe small enough to pass through a porcelain filter. Theresa MacHemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Mar. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

filter entry 2 + -able

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filterable was in 1800

Dictionary Entries Near filterable

Cite this Entry

“Filterable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filterable. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

filterable

adjective
fil·​ter·​able
variants also filtrable
: capable of being separated by or of passing through a filter
filterability noun

Medical Definition

filterable

adjective
fil·​ter·​able
variants also filtrable
: capable of being filtered or of passing through a filter
filterability noun
plural filterabilities
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