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Noun: filter  fil-tu(r)
  1. Device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  2. An electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
  3. [Brit] A traffic light used to allow some of the traffic to turn off while the rest remains stopped
Verb: filter  fil-tu(r)
  1. Remove by passing through a filter
    "filter out the impurities";
    - filtrate, strain, separate out, filter out
  2. Pass through
    "Water filters sand easily";
    - percolate, sink in, permeate
  3. Run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
    "water filtered onto the lawn from the broken hose";
    - trickle, dribble

Sounds like: fillip, Philter, philtre, phi

Derived forms: filtered, filtering, filters

Type of: course, device, electrical device, feed, flow, penetrate, perforate, run, separate

Encyclopedia: Filter, map, reduce