tr. & intr.v. fil·trat·ed, fil·trat·ing, fil·trates
To put or go through a filter.
Material, especially liquid, that has passed through a filter.
[New Latin filtrāre, filtrāt-, to filter, from Medieval Latin filtrum, filter; see FILTER.]
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