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filtrate

Syllabification: fil·trate
Pronunciation: /ˈfilˌtrāt
 
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Definition of filtrate in English:

noun

A liquid that has passed through a filter: filtrates of bacterial cultures drops of clear filtrate
More example sentences
  • 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.

verb

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Filter: the remaining alkali is filtrated
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with filtrate

ingratearbitrate

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