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 The county also replaced the air filtration system in the aging Justice Center. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 1 June 2021 Facing similar contamination in their drinking water, Natick officials plan to spend millions of dollars on a high-tech filtration system. BostonGlobe.com, 23 May 2021 Schools that used those ventilation measures plus an air filtration system lowered it by 48%. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 21 May 2021 See more Coway air purifiers for the home at Amazon and at CowayMega.com, which has introduced the sleek, advanced Coway Airmega 250 ($399) with a three-stage filtration system for spaces up to 930 square feet. oregonlive, 14 May 2021 The Distillery 98 team sought a filtration system that permitted the sweet finish from the grain to shine through in the final product—the oyster filters allowed this key balance. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Cabin air is fully refreshed up to 10 times faster than most modern-office buildings with the same type of filtration system found in most hospital ICUs. Daniel Bachmann, Robb Report, 6 May 2021 Its filtration system collects 99% of dust, allergens, and pet dander, while a brush roll removes debris from carpets, rugs, and hard floors. Christie Calucchia, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 May 2021 This light filtration is what enables polarized glasses to reduce glare and prevent eye fatigue. Matthew Young, chicagotribune.com, 3 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of filtration

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of filtration was in 1602

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12 Jun 2021

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“Filtration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filtration. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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filtration

noun

English Language Learners Definition of filtration

technical : the act or process of removing something unwanted from a liquid, gas, etc., by using a filter

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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