Definitions for filter

Definitions for (noun) filter

Main entry: filter

Definition: device that removes something from whatever passes through it

Main entry: filter

Definition: an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

Definitions for (verb) filter

Main entry: percolate, permeate, filter, sink in

Definition: pass through

Usage: Water permeates sand easily

Main entry: separate out, strain, filter, filter out, filtrate

Definition: remove by passing through a filter

Usage: filter out the impurities

Main entry: trickle, dribble, filter

Definition: run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

Usage: water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose; reports began to dribble in

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