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FIL'TER, n.

A strainer; a piece of woolen cloth, paper or other substance, through which liquors are passed for defecation. A filter may be made in the form of a hollow inverted cone, or by a twist of thread or yarn, being wetted and one end put in the liquor and the other suffered to hand out below the surface of the liquor. Porous stone is often used as a filter.

FIL'TER, v.t. To purify or defecate liquor, by passing it through a filter, or causing it to pass through a porous substance that retains any feculent matter.

FIL'TER, v.i. To percolate; to pass through a filter.

FIL'TER, n. [See Philter.]




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FIL'TER, n.

A strainer; a piece of woolen cloth, paper or other substance, through which liquors are passed for defecation. A filter may be made in the form of a hollow inverted cone, or by a twist of thread or yarn, being wetted and one end put in the liquor and the other suffered to hand out below the surface of the liquor. Porous stone is often used as a filter.

FIL'TER, v.t. To purify or defecate liquor, by passing it through a filter, or causing it to pass through a porous substance that retains any feculent matter.

FIL'TER, v.i. To percolate; to pass through a filter.

FIL'TER, n. [See Philter.]


FIL'TER, n. [Fr. filtre, feutre; Sp. filtro; It. feltro; properly felt, fulled wool, lana coacta, this being used for straining liquors.]

A strainer; a piece of woolen cloth; paper or other substance, through which liquors are passed for defecation. A filter may be made in the form of a hollow inverted cone, or by a twist of thread or yarn, being wetted and one end pot in the liquor and the other suffered to hang out below the surface of the liquor. Porous stone is often used as a filter.


FIL'TER, n. [See PHILTER.]


FIL'TER, v.i.

To percolate; to pass through a filter.


FIL'TER, v.t.

To purify or defecate liquor, by passing it through a filter, or causing it to pass through a porous substance that retains any feculent matter.


Fil"ter
  1. Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air.

    Filter bed, a pond, the bottom of which is a filter composed of sand gravel. -- Filter gallery, an underground gallery or tunnel, alongside of a stream, to collect the water that filters through the intervening sand and gravel; -- called also infiltration gallery.

  2. To purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter.

    Filtering paper, or Filter paper, a porous unsized paper, for filtering.

  3. To pass through a filter] to percolate.
  4. Same as Philter.
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Filter

FIL'TER, noun

A strainer; a piece of woolen cloth, paper or other substance, through which liquors are passed for defecation. A filter may be made in the form of a hollow inverted cone, or by a twist of thread or yarn, being wetted and one end put in the liquor and the other suffered to hand out below the surface of the liquor. Porous stone is often used as a filter

FIL'TER, verb transitive To purify or defecate liquor, by passing it through a filter or causing it to pass through a porous substance that retains any feculent matter.

FIL'TER, verb intransitive To percolate; to pass through a filter

FIL'TER, noun [See Philter.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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HY'DRAGOGUE, n. hy'dragog. [Gr. water, and a leading or drawing; to lead or drive.] A medicine that occasions a discharge of watery humors; a name that implies a supposition that every purgative has the quality of evacuating a particular humor. But in general, the stronger cathartics are hydragogues.

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