Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun filter

2 senses of filter

Sense 1
filter -- (device that removes something from whatever passes through it)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 2
filter -- (an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it)
       => electrical device -- (a device that produces or is powered by electricity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb filter

3 senses of filter

Sense 1
filter, filtrate, strain, separate out, filter out -- (remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the impurities")
       => separate -- (divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff")

Sense 2
percolate, sink in, permeate, filter -- (pass through; "Water permeates sand easily")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 3
trickle, dribble, filter -- (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")
       => run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")

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