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Verb
To remove contaminants or impurities from
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“If you are trying to stop contaminated air being breathed in, you not only have to filter the air, but ensure a good seal between the respirator and the face.”
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Move slowly in a specified direction
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“At least some of the money funnelled into Scottish Enterprise by the politicians actually seems to filter down to the people at the bottom.”
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To sort, sift, or isolate
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To direct or guide along a pathway
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To extract or draw off by degrees
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Launder or decontaminate
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(computing) To manipulate data or information with a computer or software
Noun
A porous device for removing impurities or solid particles from a liquid or gas passed through it
“The ground is an excellent filter for removing bacterial and other contamination.”
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One who, or that which, refines
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Any of several different types of kitchen apparatus used to brew and filter coffee
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Sprinkler or diffuser
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