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Dictionary definition for: Filter

1. (n) device that removes something from whatever passes through it

2. (v) remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the impurities"

3. (n) an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

4. (v) pass through; "Water permeates sand easily"

5. (v) run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose" "reports began to dribble in"

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