|1.||[ verb ] (chemistry) remove by passing through a filter|
|Synonyms:||separate_out strain filter_out filtrate|
"filter out the impurities"
|Related terms:||separate strainer filtration filtration|
|2.||[ noun ] device that removes something from whatever passes through it|
|Related terms:||device bacteria_bed light_filter drain_basket filter_bed fuel_filter coffee_filter oil_filter strainer water_filter glass_wool diatomaceous_earth air_filter|
|3.||[ verb ] be diffused thoroughly|
|Synonyms:||permeate sink_in percolate|
"Sunlight percolated the entire house"
|Related terms:||penetrate infiltrate infiltrate filtration percolation|
|4.||[ verb ] pass through|
|Synonyms:||sink_in permeate percolate|
"Water permeates sand easily"
|Related terms:||penetrate infiltrate infiltrate|
|5.||[ noun ] (physics) n electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it|
|6.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||run leach drip|