fil·​trate | \ ˈfil-ˌtrāt How to pronounce filtrate (audio) \

Definition of filtrate

: fluid that has passed through a filter

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Recent Examples on the Web The test, known as glomerular filtrate rate, or GFR, in essence tells doctors how well the kidneys are working to filter waste from the body. NBC News, "Medical treatment often comes with racial bias. Here's how some are trying to fix it.," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of filtrate

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Filtrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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fil·​trate | \ ˈfil-ˌtrāt How to pronounce filtrate (audio) \
filtrated; filtrating

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Medical Definition of filtrate (Entry 2 of 2)

: fluid that has passed through a filter

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