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To remove contaminants or impurities from
“If you are trying to stop contaminated air from being breathed in, you not only have to filter the air, but ensure a good seal between the respirator and the face.”
To percolate through an opening or surface
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“Jack seemed to sleep very well and woke as the light was just beginning to filter through the fabric covering the window.”
To spread or permeate through an area or space
“The aroma of cookies or bread baking in the oven would filter throughout the house.”
To separate or isolate out from a larger group or collection
“In this section, we will start by looking at filters, which help to filter out the desired results from the collection, allowing us to ignore unwanted elements.”
To extract or draw off by degrees
To direct or guide along or through a pathway or opening
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(computing) To manipulate data or information with a computer or software
A porous device for removing impurities or solid particles from a liquid or gas passed through it
“A coarse filter is first used to remove the dirt and debris, followed by a much finer filter to remove pathogens.”
One who, or that which, refines
The act of filtering and selecting the best from a group
Any of several different types of kitchen apparatus used to brew and filter coffee
A nozzle that releases a fine spray of mist or water
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