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  • A porous material through which a liquid or gas is passed in order to separate the fluid from suspended particulate matter.
  • A device containing such a material, especially one used to extract impurities from air or water.
  • Any of various electric, electronic, acoustic, or optical devices used to reject signals, vibrations, or radiations of certain frequencies while allowing others to pass.
  • A colored glass or other transparent material used to select the wavelengths of light allowed to reach a photosensitive material.
  • Computer Science A program or routine that blocks access to data that meet a particular criterion: a Web filter that screens out vulgar sites.
  • To pass (a liquid or gas) through a filter.
  • To remove by passing through a filter: filter out impurities.
  • Computer Science To use a filter to block access to (a website or Web content).
  • To pass through or as if through a filter: Light filtered through the blinds.
  • To come or go gradually and in small groups: The audience filtered back into the hall.