filtration

noun
fil·​tra·​tion | \ fil-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce filtration (audio) \

Definition of filtration

1 : the process of filtering
2 : the process of passing through or as if through a filter also : diffusion

Examples of filtration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Young Slo-Be croons in the background as the solution dribbles down through the filtration system. Ella Quittner, Bon Appétit, 22 July 2022 The sealed filtration system keeps allergens trapped inside the vacuum. Jodhaira Rodriguez, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2022 The park fills its pools once at the start of the summer season and recirculates the water through its filtration system and pumps, Gieszl said. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2022 The device has a three-stage filtration system that captures everything from pollen and dust to pet dander and mold spores. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 13 July 2022 The city is looking to avoid having to change the filtration system in the future if numbers are lowered again by either the state or federal government. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 11 July 2022 The machine’s double filtration system provides cleaner, healthier air. Sherrie Nachman, Forbes, 1 July 2022 After Walls presented Specialty Granules with his allegations in 2019, the company stopped discharges through the pipe the drone had identified and installed a filtration system that improved water quality. Michael Phillis And Julio Cortez, Baltimore Sun, 1 July 2022 Since the technology collects invisible moisture in the air, the Range Rover's filtration system does not need servicing or updating, Miller said. Bymorgan Korn, ABC News, 26 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of filtration

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for filtration

borrowed from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Medieval Latin filtrātiōn-, filtrātiō, from filtrāre "to pass through a filter" + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at filtrate

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30 Jul 2022

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“Filtration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filtration. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for filtration

filtration

noun
fil·​tra·​tion | \ fil-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce filtration (audio) \

Kids Definition of filtration

: the process of filtering

filtration

noun
fil·​tra·​tion | \ fil-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce filtration (audio) \

Medical Definition of filtration

1 : the process of filtering
2 : the process of passing through or as if through a filter also : diffusion the kidney produces urine by filtration

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