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

Definition of filtrate

: fluid that has passed through a filter

Examples of filtrate in a Sentence

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First Known Use of filtrate

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for filtrate

borrowed from New Latin filtrātum, noun derivative from neuter of Medieval Latin filtrātus, past participle of filtrāre "to pass through a filter," derivative of filtrum "felt cloth, filter entry 1"

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“Filtrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for filtrate


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

Medical Definition of filtrate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: filter



Medical Definition of filtrate (Entry 2 of 2)

: fluid that has passed through a filter


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