filtrate

noun

fil·​trate ˈfil-ˌtrāt How to pronounce filtrate (audio)
: fluid that has passed through a filter

Example Sentences

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Word History

Etymology

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"

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filtrate was in 1843

Dictionary Entries Near filtrate

Cite this Entry

“Filtrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filtrate. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

filtrate

noun

fil·​trate ˈfil-ˌtrāt How to pronounce filtrate (audio)
: the fluid that has passed through a filter

Medical Definition

filtrate 1 of 2

verb

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

filtrate

2 of 2

noun

: fluid that has passed through a filter
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