Filter

Definition of Filter

Fil´ter
n.1.Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air.
Filter bed
a pond, the bottom of which is a filter composed of sand gravel.
Filter gallery
an underground gallery or tunnel, alongside of a stream, to collect the water that filters through the intervening sand and gravel; - called also infiltration gallery.
v. t.1.To purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter.
[imp. & p. p. Filtered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Filtering]
Filtering paper
a porous unsized paper, for filtering.
v. i.1.To pass through a filter; to percolate.
n.1.Same as Philter.

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