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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
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The sunshine was filtering down through the branches.
The light in the cabin was dim, filtering through in a small window made of onion-skin writing paper and oiled with bacon grease, so that John Messner could not make out very well what the woman looked like.
When next I awoke, a sickly yellow light was filtering in on me.
At first sight it appears not a little remarkable that the fresh water should regularly ebb and flow with the tides; and it has even been imagined, that sand has the power of filtering the salt from the sea-water.
Air Filtering Influences Fungal Contamination in Air
The dirtier they get, the more efficient they become at filtering the air.
A three-judge federal panel overturned CIPA in 2002, ruling that constitutionally protected speech would be blocked by the Web filtering.
Simply filtering on phrases such as "Get Rich Quick
Believing that the job of protecting students from Internet dangers has been done by installing filtering software at school is a prescription for more incidents such as this.
The system uses three cleaning stages to remove solids on and below the filter surface, preventing excess build-up that would otherwise reduce the system's flow rate and filtering effectiveness (Fig.
The effectiveness of an air cleaner depends on how well it collects pollutants from indoor air (a percentage efficiency rate) and how much air it draws through the cleaning or filtering element (measured in cubic feet per minute).
Just as computers can automate many mundane tasks, they can also automate e-mail organization: The first step in making e-mail work is learning to use an e-mail program's filtering options.