Definition of filterable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfiltərəbəl/
(also filtrable /-trəbəl/)


1Capable of passing through a filter.
2Capable of being separated out by a filter: filterable virus filterable solids
More example sentences
  • In 1917, d' Herelle had discovered a self-propagating filterable substance capable of dissolving dysentery bacilli, later identified as bacteriophage.
  • Scrapie is a chronic disease of sheep which is transmitted by a filterable particle that is resistant to heat and formalin fixation.
  • Hundreds of WinXP machines launching a DDoS attack using forged, possibly rapidly varying, IP addresses will not be filterable by the targeted victim's ISP, and will without doubt succeed in swamping his/her link.

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Syllabification: fil·ter·a·ble

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