Part of speech: verb

To pass through a filter; separate by a filter.

Part of speech: noun

A strainer for clearing or purifying liquids.

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Usage examples "filter":

  1. I started off with washing the gravel, then fixed the under- gravel filter. - "Free from School", Rahul Alvares.
  2. The water and the dissolved salt pass through, while the sediment remains on the filter. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  3. The universe, therefore, can only be a system of laws if phenomena have passed beforehand through the filter of an intellect. - "Creative Evolution", Henri Bergson.