fil|ter|a|ble

fil|ter|a|ble «FIHL tuhr uh buhl», adjective.
1. that can be filtered.
2. capable of passing through a filter that arrests most microorganisms: »

a filterable virus.

Also, filtrable.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fil´ter|less — fil|ter «FIHL tuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a device for passing a liquid or gas slowly through paper, sand, charcoal, felt, or other porous media. A filter is used to remove impurities from drinking water. 2. paper, sand, charcoal, felt, or other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fil´ter|er — fil|ter «FIHL tuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a device for passing a liquid or gas slowly through paper, sand, charcoal, felt, or other porous media. A filter is used to remove impurities from drinking water. 2. paper, sand, charcoal, felt, or other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fil|ter — «FIHL tuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a device for passing a liquid or gas slowly through paper, sand, charcoal, felt, or other porous media. A filter is used to remove impurities from drinking water. 2. paper, sand, charcoal, felt, or other porous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ter´ri|ble|ness — ter|ri|ble «TEHR uh buhl», adjective. 1. causing great fear; dreadful; awful: »a terrible leopard, the terrible weapons of warfare. The terrible storm destroyed many lives. SYNONYM(S): frightful, appalling, horrible, shocking. 2. distressing;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ter|ri|ble — «TEHR uh buhl», adjective. 1. causing great fear; dreadful; awful: »a terrible leopard, the terrible weapons of warfare. The terrible storm destroyed many lives. SYNONYM(S): frightful, appalling, horrible, shocking. 2. distressing; severe: »the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fil|ter-pass|ing — «FIHL tuhr PAS ihng», adjective. passing through a filter, as a microorganism or virus …   Useful english dictionary

  • fil|ter-tipped — «FIHL tuhr TIHPT», adjective. = filter tip. (Cf. ↑filter tip) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fil|ter|a|bil|i|ty — «FIHL tuhr uh BIHL uh tee», noun. the quality of being filterable …   Useful english dictionary

  • fil|ter-tip — filter tip, 1. = filter cigarette. (Cf. ↑filter cigarette) 2. the section of filtering material in a filter cigarette. fil|ter tip «FIHL tuhr TIHP», adjective. having a filter tip: »a filter tip cigarette …   Useful english dictionary

  • flut´ter|a|ble — flut|ter «FLUHT uhr», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to wave back and forth quickly and lightly; quiver: »A small flag fluttered in the breeze. 2. to move or flap the wings without flying or with short flights: »The chickens fluttered excitedly when they… …   Useful english dictionary


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