Definition of filtrate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɪltreɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪltreɪt//
(chemistry) Molecules and matter
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a liquid that has passed through a filter See related entries: Molecules and matter Word Originearly 17th cent.: from modern Latin filtrat- ‘filtered’, from the verb filtrare, from medieval Latin filtrum ‘felt used as a filter’, of West Germanic origin and related to felt.
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