Definition of filtrate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfilˌtrāt/


A liquid that has passed through a filter: filtrates of bacterial cultures drops of clear filtrate
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  • During the gravity filtration the filtrate passes through the filter medium under the combined forces of gravity and capillary attraction between the liquid and the funnel stem.
  • Then a clear filtrate with no cells or bacteria was used to inoculate another chicken, which would then develop a tumor.
  • In the majority of the studies we reviewed, the material administered to the animal was the dried filtrate of a water extract that had been prepared from dried leaves.


[with object]
Filter: the remaining alkali is filtrated
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  • Sperm were filtrated and stained on the filter.
  • It is more normally used to filtrate drinking water and in small amounts is not harmful.
  • Shrugging, the teen walked over to the window above the sink: some light had managed to filtrate between the cobwebs and the dust.


Early 17th century: from modern Latin filtrat- 'filtered', from the verb filtrare, from medieval Latin filtrum (see filter).

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