fil·​tered | \ ˈfil-tərd How to pronounce filtered (audio) \

Definition of filtered

1 : having unwanted elements (such as sediments) removed by means of a filter : subjected to filtration filtered water
2 : made less intense, full, or pure by being partially blocked plants that do well in filtered sunlight Adjustable slats (vanes) fit between sheets of polyester fabric, allowing a filtered view or complete privacy.— Daniel Gregory Frantic July tourist cars sent up a filtered sound and smell through the tall plane trees below the windows.— M. F. K. Fisher
3 : having a filter filtered cigarettes A few days or perhaps weeks later, the person moves into one of the big, specially filtered rooms and starts the chemotherapy, which is tenderly called ablation.— Sallie Tisdale

First Known Use of filtered

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for filtered

(senses 1-2) from past participle of filter entry 2; (sense 3) filter entry 1 + -ed entry 1

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“Filtered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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