Meaning of “filtrate” in the English Dictionary


"filtrate" in English

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filtratenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪl.treɪt/ us /ˈfɪl.treɪt/ specialized

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  • Filter and test the filtrate with iodine. 
  • That fluid was therefore no filtrate, but a secretion. 
  • The nickel will be in the two filtrates. 
  • To the filtrate add carbonate of ammonia, which will precipitate any titanium present. 
  • When iron and manganese are present, the filtrates are treated with bromine. 

(Definition of “filtrate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"filtrate" in American English

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filtratenoun [ C ]


biology, chemistry a liquid, gas or other substance that has passed through a filter (= piece of equipment that removes substances that are not wanted)

(Definition of “filtrate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)