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filter

noun classification, means to rectify, means to reeine, purification, purifier, refinery, screen, sieve, sifter, strainer

filter

verb clarify, clean, clear, distill, filtrate, find, leach, pass through, percolate, purify, rectify, refine, screen, strain
Associated concepts: filter the evidence through the jury
See also: distill, purge, screen, select
References in classic literature ?
They were heavy curtains, reaching almost to the ground, and the light that filtered through them was subdued and varied.
Now we could hear the water rushing past the port-holes, and in the dim light that filtered through them to the water beyond the swirling eddies were plainly visible.
Over a year had elapsed since they had set out to explore the northern hemisphere in search of Carthoris, and at last their disheartened people had accepted as truth the vague rumors of their death that had filtered in from the frozen region of the pole.
The poor mother poured out in floods upon that adored hand the dark and deep well of tears, which lay within her, and into which her grief had filtered, drop by drop, for fifteen years.
Though they had come many miles, it was still but midafternoon, and the amphitheater was bathed in the half light which filtered through the maze of encircling foliage.
Faint light filtered from above through occasional ventilating and lighting tubes, but it was scarce sufficient to enable my human eyes to cope with the darkness, and so I was forced to move with extreme care, feeling my way along step by step with a hand upon the wall beside me.
Like many of the man-made caves of Pellucidar, this one consisted of three chambers, one behind another, and all unlit except for what sunlight filtered in through the external opening.
Coming to a spot where the trees were less dense, and a little moonlight filtered to the ground, she paused to rest and attempt to regain her bearings.
A thin stream of blackish, dry particles filtered slowly through the tiny aperture into the bottom of the cup.
Gossip had filtered to Anne regarding the light in which the Gardners viewed the "infatuation" of son and brother.