1. [ verb ] (chemistry) remove by passing through a filter
Synonyms: separate_out strain filter_out filtrate

"filter out the impurities"

Related terms: separate strainer filtration filtration
2. [ noun ] device that removes something from whatever passes through it
Related terms: device bacteria_bed light_filter drain_basket filter_bed fuel_filter coffee_filter oil_filter strainer water_filter glass_wool diatomaceous_earth air_filter
3. [ verb ] be diffused thoroughly
Synonyms: permeate sink_in percolate

"Sunlight percolated the entire house"

Related terms: penetrate infiltrate infiltrate filtration percolation
4. [ verb ] pass through
Synonyms: sink_in permeate percolate

"Water permeates sand easily"

Related terms: penetrate infiltrate infiltrate
5. [ noun ] (physics) n electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
Related terms: electrical_device
6. [ verb ] run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
Synonyms: dribble trickle

"water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose" "reports began to dribble in"

Related terms: run leach drip
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