"filters" in the noun sense
device that removes something from whatever passes through it
an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it
"filters" in the verb sense
1. filter, filtrate, strain, separate out, filter out
remove by passing through a filter
"filter out the impurities"
2. percolate, sink in, permeate, filter
"Water permeates sand easily"
3. trickle, dribble, filter
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"
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